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UNECA urges concerted efforts to exploit potential of African free trade pact

Published on June 11, 2019

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday called for concerted efforts to exploit the transformative economic potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. The urgent call was made by ECA's Deputy Executive Secretary Giovanie Biha during a two-day high-level ministerial meeting concluded on Monday at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. "AfCFTA legally entered into force but for it to deliver its transformative economic potential, the signatory countries - and the few countries that have not yet signed - must rapidly join and ratify the Agreement to ensure that the continent moves forward together as one entity," ECA's deputy chief said. Read more. Source | Xinhua

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