US Deputy Commerce Secretary Don  Graves being interviewed at the Semafor African Summit conference on Monday. Photo: Robert Delaney
US Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves being interviewed at the Semafor African Summit conference on Monday. Photo: Robert Delaney

US must ‘play catch-up’ to China’s investment in Africa, commerce official says

  • Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves says that US is Africa’s ‘partner of choice’ but that federal agencies must help reduce investment risk by American companies
  • China’s ambassador to the US, Qin Gang, contends that Belt and Road Initiative projects have provided many African nations crucial infrastructure

US Deputy Commerce Secretary Don  Graves being interviewed at the Semafor African Summit conference on Monday. Photo: Robert Delaney
US Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves being interviewed at the Semafor African Summit conference on Monday. Photo: Robert Delaney
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