Africa: Conference of Ministers praised for tackling ‘real’ African issues


The ECA Conference of Ministers was praised for discussing ‘real’ issues affecting the continent. At the heart of the debates was the AfCFTA. Its success would depend on a concerted and common approach to advance trade facilitation. Ministers also recognised the central role of private sector to help push forward the AfCFTA project.

ADDIS ABABA, 15 MAY 2018: Finance ministers and policy makers from across the continent have reaffirmed their commitment to the African Consolidated Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the close of a high-level meeting widely praised for discussing ‘real’ issues affecting the continent. The event, hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), called for governments to ensure they make the policies and investments necessary to…

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