Ambassador Kirk met this afternoon with South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, who was in Washington to attend the U.S.-Africa Business Summit. At the Summit, Ambassador. Kirk and Minister Davies served together on a panel that discussed U.S.-Africa trade and investment.
Afterwards they met to discuss issues related to bilateral U.S.-South Africa trade, including South Africa's participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) preferential trade program. They also discussed the WTO's ongoing Doha Round negotiations.