The past several years have been challenging for businesses across the globe. During previous periods of economic difficulty, many governments – including the United States government – have been lured by the false comfort of turning inward and closing off markets. Bearing that historical lesson in mind, we have been working, with success, to avoid the temptation of protectionism this time around. Trade creates jobs and stimulates further economic growth, both for the U.S. and our trading partners; and can speed the delivery of transformative ideas and technology.

I am proud that our Embassy, led by the Economic and Commercial Section, continues to play a leading role in developing U.S.-Bissau Guinean business linkages. The future is bright.

My colleagues in the Economic and Commercial Section and I stand by to support your market entry – and expansion – efforts in Guinea-Bissau.

-U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau