Bill Clinton to keynote Coons' Africa conference

Bill Clinton to keynote Coons' Africa conference
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Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid The art of the small deal MORE will address the annual African investment conference put together by Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsRaising awareness about maternal health worldwide on National Bump Day Senate plans hearing for bills to protect Mueller Entering a new era of African investment MORE (D-Del.), the senator announced Monday.

The “Opportunity: Africa” forum, now on its third run, seeks to link U.S. businesses and advocates with top Africa policy experts. Clinton's keynote aims to add not only political but policy heft to the conference, given the former president's investments in Africa through his Clinton Foundation and his signing of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, a preferential trade bill, during his time in office.

“President Clinton has made an extraordinary impact on Africa and much of the developing world,” said Coons, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations panel on Africa. “It is my pleasure and true honor to welcome President Clinton to Delaware as the keynote speaker for the third annual Opportunity: Africa conference. His unique perspective and unrelenting commitment to improving global health, promoting economic opportunity and growth, empowering women and girls, and protecting the environment will make this year’s conference unforgettable.”

The forum will be hosted on March 10 in Wilmington, Del.

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