Africa World Trade Network (AWTN) has entered into an agreement with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat to accelerate intra-regional trade and investment through exhibitions, meetings, and events.
The partnership seeks to mobilise private sector actors across Africa to drive the attainment of strategic objectives that underpin the AfCFTA Agreement.
It is also to work towards three common objectives that support continental trade and investment promotions across Africa and promote the overall objectives of the AfCFTA Agreement.
The objectives include co-organising and hosting forums that support continental trade and investment promotions in Africa and promote the overall objectives of the AfCFTA Agreement; supporting the growth and development of Africa’s commercial community and collaborating on matters of common interest in the pursuance of enhancing intra-trade on the continent, a statement issued by the Secretariat.
Mr Otwasuom Osae Nyampong VI, Board Chair of AWTN in a statement, said “Intra-regional trade promises a real win for Africa, and the AfCFTA Secretariat is at the forefront of this significant progress in the continent’s history.”
He described the AfCFTA initiative as a second Pan- African victory after independence.
“AWTN on its part has recognised this watershed moment and will act as a catalyst to boost trade relations among member states and businesses across the continent,” he added.