1. The existence of an American-based academic Institute designed to provide a program of research, training, and consultancy on African regional economic integration and cooperation issues will assist in linking the economic/business needs of Africa and the United States where feasible.

  2. The location of the Institute, in Washington, D.C., with its database facilities, access to specialists and policy makers, and relevant resource centers, will expeditiously provide governments, African research institutes, and organizations with reliable and beneficial information for productive decision-making on African economic integration.

  3. The production and provision of research and consulting activities that are of interest to U.S. and African investors concerned with locating attractive regional markets and investment opportunities and developing mutually desirable partnerships will help grow opportunities for African economic integration and development.


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May 2000