Scott describes US-Africa Summit as huge success

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-Vice President, Guy Scott, says the just ended US-Africa Summit, which was being held in Washington D.C., was a huge success.

Dr Scott says the Summit brought together about 53 Heads of States and government who met with a common goal.

Speaking during an interview with journalists in Washington D. C shortly before departure to Zambia, Dr Scott said the meeting was centred on the need to create an increased market between Africa and Zambia.

He said America was interested in getting close to Africa to create a broader market for its products.

Earlier, Dr Scott also held a number of closed door meetings with organisations such as the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF).

The meeting was aimed at discussing conservation governance work in Zambia.

The organisation comprises about 200 members who are a third of the US Congress.

The ICCF group is based on a philosophy of conservation through development.

Dr Scott also held private talks with The World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

In an interview with ZANIS, Dr Scott said the WWF was interested in the tourism sector in Zambia.

And Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S., Palan Mulonda said Zambia was in support of being part of the global movement to see the world managed in a sustainable way.

The Vice President was in Washington D. C. to attend the first ever US-Africa Summit that ran from the 4th to the 6th of August, 2014.

Dr Scott was among other African Heads of state and government that attend the first ever US-Africa summit at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.

The Summit whose theme was, ‘Investing In the Next Generation’ allowed leaders to consider the decisions and joint actions they wanted to take to consolidate Africa’s progress as well as to deepen the relationship between the United States and Africa.