The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program
plays a key role in promoting the movement of trade and joint investments between
Egypt, Arab and African countries, supporting exporters and women entrepreneurs.
Cairo- Mar 14, 2022
Minister of Trade
and Industry Nevine Gamea has taken part in the third meeting of the Governance
Council of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, chaired by Egypt until
the next council meeting in November.
The event was
attended by Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Saeed, Saudi
Minister of Trade Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Economy and Finance Romuald
Wadagni, President of the African Export-Import Bank Benedict Orama, CEO of the
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Hani Sonbol, and Managing
Director of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).
“AATB plays a key
role in promoting the movement of trade and joint investments between Egypt, Arab
and African countries, as well as supporting Egyptian exporters and women
entrepreneurs- under the “She Trades” program,” Gamea said in her speech.
she added, has greatly helped regional economies face the economic fallout of the
The minister expressed
keenness on expanding cooperation with the program, especially in improving the
capabilities of export development agencies, enhancing the role of Egypt and
Arab countries in global value chains, developing SMEs in the field of
e-commerce, as well as digitalizing business operations and removing obstacles to
access Arab and international markets.