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Samir opens 13th AFRAC general assembly meetings in Cairo
26 September 2022  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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Egypt fully supports an internationally-recognized African accreditation system, Samir says.

Cairo- Sep 26, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir has inaugurated the 13th general assembly meetings of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC), hosted in Cairo on Sep 26-30, in the presence of Chairman Ron Josias and Hany el-Desouki, executive director of the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC).

The event witnessed the participation of Celestine Okanya, head of the Pan African Quality Infrastructure (PAQI), as well as representatives of accreditation bodies on the Dark Continent and AFRAC members.

“Egypt fully supports an internationally-recognized African accreditation system, which fuels a stronger intra-African trade and boosts the competitiveness of the continent’s exports abroad,” Samir said in his keynote speech.

Josias, for his part, noted that AFRAC continues to make tremendous advancements toward facilitating the mutual acceptance of conformity assessment results, pointing out that it has set up nine accreditation bodies, seven of which are internationally recognized.

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