READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Delegations from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt
WASHINGTON – In a week full of delegation meetings, President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis rounded out the week with meetings with delegations from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Egypt.
On Thursday, Chair Lewis welcomed a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo led by Nicolas Kazadi, Finance Minister for the DRC, and other senior officials from the Congolese government. During the dialogue, Chair Lewis reiterated EXIM’s commitment to supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative and its goal of supporting prosperity and inclusive economic growth. Additionally, Chair Lewis restated EXIM’s commitment to strengthening partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa and eagerness to find whole-of-government approaches to facilitating EXIM financing in the DRC.
Chair Lewis closed out the week meeting with a delegation from Egypt led by Minister of Finance, Mohamed Ahmed Maait, Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat and Egyptian Ambassador Motaz Zahran. Chair Lewis noted the centennial anniversary of the U.S.-Egypt diplomatic relationship and reaffirmed EXIM’s commitment to its partnership with Egypt. The discussion focused on exploring ways EXIM could provide financing for projects in key sectors such as renewable energy as it relates to its congressional mandate.
Throughout both meetings Chair Lewis emphasized EXIM’s commitment to expanding outreach to diaspora communities and restated that EXIM is open for business in all sectors and is eager to continue supporting American exports worldwide.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.