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05/12/2017 - 20:05hs
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Egypt hosts Africa 2017 Forum

Event takes place from Thursday to Sunday and aims to promote trade and investments between the continent’s countries.



São Paulo – Egypt will host, from Thursday (07) to Saturday (09), the Africa 2017 Forum at the seaside city of Sharm El Sheikh. Under the heading “Directing Investments to Inclusive Growth,” the event focus on the promotion of business, investments and cooperation between the continent’s countries.

Besides Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, will attend the conference the presidents of Comoro Islands, Azali Assoumani, of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, of Guinea, Alpha Condé, of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the vice-president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, and the prime minister of Mozambique, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, among other politicians, business owners and representatives of international organizations.

Business owners will have the opportunity to discuss directly with the political leadership ways to create a better business environment in the region and investment opportunities across the continent will be presented. Over 50 of the most promising Africa’s entrepreneurs were invited. They will be able to present their businesses to potential investors.

The event is organized by Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation and by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Investment Agency (RIA). “The intra-regional trade is a valuable component of the economic growth strategy of Africa and Egypt,” said the Egypt’s minister of Investments, Sahar Nasr, in a statement.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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