US, African energy groups form alliance amid Trump 'shithole' outrage

US, African energy groups form alliance amid Trump 'shithole' outrage

The U.S. energy industry had no problem forming a pact with African utilities Friday, despite President Trump's derogatory remarks aimed at African nations.

It is part of an effort started in April by Trump's State Department called the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange.

The joint EEI-State Department exchange program promotes electricity sector reform and development in developing nations.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to work together with our partners in Africa on some of the most pressing issues facing the electric power industry worldwide,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with EEI, build the AUPSE, and ultimately deliver a brighter, more sustainable energy future for Africa,” said Mundende, who is also president of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa.

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