Vice-President Afif attends Extraordinary Summit of the AU on Industrialisation and Economic Diversification in Africa |28 November 2022
Vice-President Ahmed Afif attended the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on Industrialisation and Economic Diversification in Africa and the Extraordinary Ordinary Session of the AU on the African Continental Free Area on November 25, 2022, in Niamey, Niger.
The theme of the Summit was “Industrialising Africa: Renewed Commitments towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialisation and Economic Diversification”. The Summit considered the report of the joint meeting of the Ministers for Industry and Economy that took place on November 7, 2022, in Niamey. The meeting also considered and adopted the Declaration and Decision of the AU Extraordinary Summit on Industrialisation and Economic Diversification.
Summit also took note of the progress made so far on the African Continental Free Trade Area and adopted a Draft Decision of the Extraordinary Session on the African Continental Free Trade Area and three Operational Tools namely: AfCFTA E-Tariff Book, AfCFTA Rules of Origin Manual and the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative.
The vice-president was accompanied by Charles Morin, Trade Consultant in the Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Trade.
The vice-president returned to the country yesterday, Sunday November 27, 2022.
Press release from the department of Foreign Affairs