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Meeting of His Excellency Kitoko Gâta Ngoulou with the Chair and President of Exim Bank Reta Jo Lewis


JULY 5, 2023

DIPLOMACY: Meeting of the new Ambassador  of Chad Kitoko Gâta with the Chair and President of Exim Bank Reta Jo Lewis: Opening of prospects for economic and commercial cooperation


Chad's new ambassador recently met with Reta Jo Lewis, President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, to explore opportunities for cooperation and partnership between the United States and the Chadian government. This meeting is of great importance because it opens the way to opportunities to promote bilateral trade and investment in Chad.

The Chadian ambassador, representing her country with diligence and ambition, discussed with Ms. Lewis key areas where closer collaboration could be envisaged. She stressed the importance of strengthening economic ties between the two countries, with a focus on investment opportunities in sectors such as infrastructure, energy, agriculture and tourism.

Ms. Lewis, an accomplished American lawyer, former diplomat and politician, brings valuable expertise to the negotiating table. As President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, she has more than 25 years of experience in international affairs, law, public policy and regulatory affairs. His extensive experience in these areas gives him a deep understanding of economic and trade issues between nations.

The meeting between the Chadian Ambassador and Ms. Lewis was fruitful, and both sides agreed to hold a more in-depth meeting to further explore opportunities for cooperation. This demonstrates the commitment of both parties to establish a strong and lasting collaboration in the economic field.

It should be noted that Ms. Lewis is recognized for her leadership role in promoting international trade and economic growth. Throughout her career, she has held key positions, including Vice President and Advisor to the President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She also served as Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where she was instrumental in strengthening strategic relationships between federal, state and local governments, and their international counterparts.

As President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Ms. Lewis was involved in the approval of significant financing for infrastructure projects.

With her diverse background and deep expertise, Ms. Lewis continues to play a vital role in promoting international relations and economic development. Its active participation in the U.S. Export-Import Bank demonstrates its commitment to strengthening economic and trade between the United States and other nations, including Chad.

In a context where Chad aspires to attract more foreign investment and diversify its economy, this promising meeting between the Chadian Ambassador and Ms. Lewis opens up new prospects for mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation.


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