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African leaders call for increased ownership and continental integration at the Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa

Published on April 01, 2015

Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda joined Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, AUC, and Mr El Moctar Djay, Minister of Finance, Mauritania in the opening of the Conference of Ministers 2015 at the UN conference centre in Addis Ababa.

There was a strong call for action to the ministers of finance present for policy makers to do more to push for industrialisation. For this they called for more integration, less dependent on others and more ownership of our project. This was in line with the AU’s Agenda 2063 vision and action plan, and a need for a common African position leading up to the third Financing for Development conference, COP21 and the Post-2015 social development goals. Read more. Source | Tralac