"We are ready to accept precise forms of help. I don't want money, and I don't want hand-outs. I want trade agreements with European firms who will come to Senegal and work with African firms. Anything else is a waste of time."
"I believe in a liberal economy and have never put much faith in the state-run economy, because it fails. I support the state, but not the state-run economy. The state should intervene only to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to thrive. I am counting on the private sector, because it is crucial to Senegal's future." Abdoulaye Wade, Presidente do Senegal