African, Caribbean, EU lawmakers pledge support for free trade – Xinhua

NAIROBI, April 11 (Xinhua) — Lawmakers from Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and the European Union (ACP- EU) on Wednesday pledged support for trade liberalization as a means to promote economic growth, peace and security.

The lawmakers who attended a joint assembly in Nairobi said they will rally behind efforts to open up markets, promote skills transfer and investments in order to achieve prosperity for all.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Monica Juma in her opening remarks at the lawmakers’ forum said that a political dialogue is key to boost integration that lies at the heart of globalization.

“From an African standpoint, we support integration that will hasten structural transformation of our economies. Our integration agenda must focus on trade,…

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