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    Ambassador Omar AROUNA: The right man at the right place.

    BENIN - US COOPERATION : The new Ambassador of Benin to the United States and Mexico, Omar AROUNA reveals its ambitions

    Newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Benin to the United States of America, Mexico and the Organization of American States, Omar Arouna intends to carry out activities beneficial to both countries.

    "As Ambassador of Benin to the United States and Mexico, I will work to transform the Embassy of Benin in Washington post development which acts as a public relations agency and marketing of Benin to the United States," he said to the press last Saturday.

    To do this, he believes that it is essential short term to install a proactive and anticipatory this embassy dynamic ; dispel negative perceptions of Benin to the United States and obtain the commitment of the Beninese diaspora in the United Unis. For him, it is a commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations between Benin and the United States. He then said he was ready to work with the citizens of Benin in this regard.

    The new ambassador has not failed to clarify his conviction. " Beninese diplomats abroad are required to adapt to the rapid changes in diplomatic practice fueled by the change in international relations, the phenomenon of globalization and the successive crises," he said. Thus, Omar Arouna think not getting to vis- à-vis the requirements of a U.S. corporation whose "culture is marked by aggressiveness and where activism is often necessary to achieve certain goals."

    Omar concluded that the new Beninese diplomat, through the means necessary to accomplish the mission to him by par the President of the Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi. After 20 years in aux USA, Omar has established himself and has easy inputs in the upper echelons of Washington decision.

    As proof, he was involved in the presidential campaign alongside the candidate Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries and campaigned for him in several states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He also worked on fundraising, registration on the electoral roll and mobilization campaign for new volunteers for the general election.

    Shown below is Omar’s biography whose an exceptional man that has a great career thus far.

    Omar Arouna is the Executive Vice President GOODWORKS INTERNATIONAL which is U.S. multinational founded by the former Chief of Staff of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and civil right leader, Ambassador Andrew Young.

    Within GoodWorks International, Mr. Arouna assists African governments in improving their relations and harmonization of national policies vis- vis the United States and provides American companies operating in Africa services, advice and strategic alliances for their operations.

    It develops policies for development and economic analysis of the business interface with the U.S. government, ie, Congress and the White House on behalf of clients GoodWorks International and is responsible for the operation and staff of the company in Washington and Africa.

    Before being recruited by Goodworks International in 2004, Mr. Aruna had served as CEO of Global Specialty Llc. A consulting firm in information technology and communication with the U.S. private sector and agencies U.S. government access to technologies for the emerging markets of Africa.

    Also, Omar Arouna had served as Director of Network Africare Inc., the largest private not-for- profit organization in the United States operating exclusively in Africa. Before that, he worked at the World Bank Group in Washington, where he was responsible for the network management system of the new information technology and communication units of the Department of General Services.

    It should be noted that he studied at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal) and American University in Washington DC (USA) and is an honorary lecturer and panelist on issues of business relations between the United States and Africa.
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