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Infrastructure Development is Indispensable: Sisi


Sun 07 Jul 2019 | 01:19 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah El Sisi has announced on Sunday the launching of African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) operation phase .

Addressing African Union (AU) exceptional summit hosted in Niger, El Sisi stressed the importance of enhancing communication with the private sector to activate AfCFTA.

“Industrial integration among African continent countries requires more cooperation at all levels,” the president said; adding, “Infrastructure development is indispensable.”

“We must seek to achieve our peoples’ aspirations,” El Sisi noted.

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Noteworthy, Sisi arrived in Niger late Saturday to attend African Union (AU) exceptional summit in the light of Egypt’s current presidency of AU.

El Sisi was received by Niger president Mohamadou Issoufou, and members of Egyptian embassy in Niamey at the airport.

"AfCFTA represents a milestone in the process of economic integration in the continent and will contribute to creating the largest free trade zone in the world," presidency spokesman Bassam Radi said.

“The agreement aims at maximizing investment opportunities, as well as supporting development in the continent,” Radi confirmed.