Updated: February 25, 2021
Deputy Secretary Sullivan, who was in Johannesburg and Pretoria March 13-16, met with South African business leaders and experts to discuss priority economic issues in South Africa, including enhancing the business climate to create conditions for greater U.S. commercial engagement, Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino, said in a statement.
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan also discussed the importance of ensuring a level playing field for business with South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Palladino added.
The Deputy Secretary noted that South Africa is the United States’ most developed trade and investment partner on the continent and underscored that U.S. business brings long-term benefits for South Africa and South Africans.