So I want to put our development budget and expertise at the centre of our partnership as part of an ambitious new approach; and use this to support the private sector to take root and grow. And I can today announce a new ambition. By 2022, I want the UK to be the G7's number one investor in Africa, with Britain's private sector companies taking the lead in investing the billions that will see African economies growing by trillions. We have the tools to do so.
That is why I want to create a new partnership between the UK and our friends in Africa. One built around our shared prosperity and shared security. As prime minister of a trading nation, whose success depends on global markets, I want to see strong African economies that British businesses can do business with in a free and fair fashion. Whether through creating new customers for British exporters or opportunities for British investors, our integrated global economy means healthy African economies are good news for British people as well as for African people.