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March 2020 2.00

Fuerteventura strengthens bonds with investors in the USA

The island of Fuerteventura wants to become a neuralgic centre for business with western Africa thanks to contacts made during the visit in Washington DC of the president of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Blas Acosta, for the National Prayer Breakfast, an event where he was invited to listen to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, together with international investors and politicians. The president of Fuerteventura's Cabildo was the only Spanish politician to take part in this year's National Prayer Breakfast. He dedicated this visit to the USA mostly to take part in a great number of meetings with American members of congress, senators and investors, amongst which representatives of the World Bank Group, who he presented the details of the project called AFRIMAC to, an initiative of Fuerteventura's Cabildo “to organise business, technological and innovation exchanges that have a high financial impact between the Canaries and Africa”, explained Blas Acosta, who is due to make his official presentation in the Canaries. The majorero president had the opportunity to present Fuerteventura as possible headquarters for the operations with North Africa. The representative of APR Energy, Eric Toumayan, is also the councillor for the Secretary of Commerce in the business working group in Africa as well as being part of the board of directors of the Corporate Council on Africa, located in Washington. The president, Blas Acosta, together with the Councillor for Financial Promotion of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Manuel Hernández, had meetings with representatives of the Board of Directors of Multilateral Organisations for Spain in the USA, as well as the main directors of Winrock International, a non-governmental organisation that is implanted everywhere in the world and brings solutions to some of the most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges on the planet. The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event where the president of the United States and Members of Congress get together with North American leaders, the international diplomatic community and various leaders from more than 140 countries worldwide who are invited at this occasion in order to leave aside any potential differences and establish professional relationships as well as strengthen international bonds.