Ethiopian finance minister opens ECA sub-regional meeting with call for deeper integration in East Africa
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Ato Mekonnnen Manyazewal, Ethiopia’s Minister of State for Finance and Economic Development on Monday opened the 12th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of the ECA Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) with an appeal for greater collective action and infrastructure integration to overcome the sub-region’s socio-economic challenges. In her opening address, ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Mrs. Lalla Aicha Ben Barka, noted that the economies of Eastern Africa countries had performed well in recent years despite the conflicts in the subregion and a lower oil and mineral endowment relative to other sub regions in Africa.