He cited a report that revealed that the African continent lost $50 billion annually to illicit flow of capital and stated that the manifestation of corruption in Africa was a demonstration of need for strong leadership.
The letter offers Trump's "deepest compliments" to the African leaders as they gather for Sunday's summit of their 55-nation continental body.
The President said:"In a rapidly changing global economy, with much uncertainty, we believe that the establishment of a CFTA would provide Africa with tremendous opportunity to achieve significant growth driven by intra-African trade".
Thus, with CFTA, our continent will be more integrated, united and prosperous."He noted that the "CFTA will carry significant welfare gains associated with increased production, consumption and revenue".
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Asked who he referred to, he said: "People in the west".
According to the Mail and Guardian, once the problem was discovered, African Union officials acted quickly to fix it.
Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit said the common convergence between the Arab world and the African continent remains a "theater for multiple tensions and instability".
"It's a sensational and total preposterous accusation". He added that the AU is not anxious about being spied on because people have to know about every activity in the $200 million facility built by the Chinese government as a gift to Africa.
"It's so absurd", said Kuang Weilin, China's representative to the, who said he suspects the report was meant to harm China's relations with Africa. The plan calls for a full liberalization of air market access between African states and the elimination of restrictions on ownership of airlines and full liberalization of air frequencies. It also notes that US soldiers are "fighting side by side" against extremism on the continent and that the United States is working to increase "free, fair and reciprocal trade" with African countries and partnering to "safeguard legal immigration".