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‘Made in Africa’ workshop kicks off today in new capital city
20 November 2019  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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The workshop discusses the development of transport and communications infrastructure in the Dark Continent.

Cairo- Nov 20, 2019

The "Made in Africa" workshop, organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, opens today in the new administrative capital,  with the participation of a number of ministers of industry, heads of industry unions, representatives of the private sector in Africa and others of international institutions.

The workshop discusses the themes of Africa's Agenda 2063, Egypt's vision on African industrial integration, the issues of mapping African resources, strengthening regional value chains, regional industrial integration policies; in addition to opportunities for African cooperation in logistics, infrastructure, financial inclusion and trade facilitation.

“Africa is on the threshold of a new phase in joint action, which requires cooperation to ensure the advancement of regional and continental integration on a sound and sustainable basis,” Nassar said in his keynote speech.

He also stressed the need to activate the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), noting that it is “a key step on the road towards the Dark Continent’s economic integration”.

The minister pointed out that the event aims to explore means of developing transport and communications infrastructure, which would facilitate the movement of goods across the continent and decrease the cost of transportation.

The flagship event is being held on Wednesday and Thursday, with the participation of private sector representatives from 25 African and 8 European ones, as well as China.

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