African ministers wrap up conference vowing commitment to AfCFTA – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, May 15 (Xinhua) — African finance ministers and policy makers on Tuesday wrapped up their 5-day conference in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa reaffirming their commitment to the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA).

Under the theme “African Continental Free Trade Area: Creating fiscal space for jobs and economic diversification”, the conference deliberated on issues related among others to agriculture, infrastructure, illicit financial flows, and an integrated strategy for the Sahel.

Reiterating the pivotal role of the private sector in pushing the AfCFTA forward, the conference of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called for concerted and common approach to advance trade facilitation.

The conference has urged policies and investments necessary to capture…

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