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For Immediate Release
July 10, 2003

Global Message

KEY POINTS: From President Bush's remarks in Pretoria, South Africa. 7/9/03

  • The U.S. is spending $100 million to help eastern African nations to increase their counter-terror efforts.

  • The U.S. and South Africa are working to strengthen South Africa's border security and law enforcement.

  • The U.S. is committed to helping the people of Africa defeat hunger. In 2003, the U.S. will provide almost $1 billion to address food emergencies.

  • The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is creating jobs and stimulating investment across the continent. In South Africa, exports to the United States have increased by 45 percent over the past year.

  • South Africa has increased its budget to fight HIV/AIDS. The U.S. will spend $15 billion over the next five years in the global fight against AIDS.

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