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Secretary General of African Continental Free Trade Area to Visit Sudan 

The Secretary General of the Ghana-based African Continental Free Trade Area, Wamkele Mene, is due to visit Sudan during March 7 – 8.

The visit aims to identify the ongoing preparations in Sudan for joining the African Continental Trade Area, established under the continental agreement that Sudan has signed in the year 2018, toward achieving the aspired benefit from the common African market that will be provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area, besides working to assist Sudan in implementing its national strategy for implementing the agreement by providing technical assistance in the coming sage, especially in the issues related to setting customs tariff offers and exchanging them with the member states.

The Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area will meet during the visit with the Foreign Minister, the Minister of Trade and a number of the economic sector ministers and the Businessmen Union and the business sector.

The visit provides a good opportunity for the Secretary General to be informed inform about the plans and programs set by the transitional government to revive the Sudanese economy and to emphasize support to Sudan efforts to integrate into regional and international groupings.

It is worth noting that Sudan is one of the first African countries to sign the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Kigali, Rwanda, in the year 2018, and is in the process of completing the legislative procedures to ratify the agreement.

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Source : Suna

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