SA’s Davies, Magwanishe in Rwanda for African Union Ministers of Trade

JOHANNESBURG – Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies and his deputy, Bulelani Magwanishe are expected to attend the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday.

Davies and Magwanishe arrived on Thursday night, the department of trade and industry (dti) said.

“The ministers of trade will consider the concluded legal instruments to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ahead of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government on 21 March 2018,” the department said in a statement on Thursday.

“In his State of the Nation Address President Cyril Ramaphosa said that negotiations towards the Continental Free Trade Agreement were progressing at a brisk pace, and it was expected that the framework agreement could be…

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