UN’s Amina Mohammed pledges full support as Africa begins to implement AfCFTA
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed, on Sunday pledged the UN’s full support to the African Union as nations begin to earnestly operationalize the landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that is expected to unleash the continent’s all-inclusive economic potential. In remarks to the 12 extraordinary session of the African Union on the AfCFTA, Ms. Mohammed said the UN stands ready to work in partnership with African countries as they move to implement the historic and game-changing AfCFTA. The African Union’s Phase II of the AfCFTA negotiations will tackle competition, investment, and intellectual property rights, which the UNDSG said were some of the regulatory obstacles that create dysfunction in integrated markets. It is a tool to unleash African innovation, drive growth, transform African economies and contribute to a prosperous, stable and peaceful African continent, as foreseen in both Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Ms. Mohammed added. Nigeria and Benin signed the historic agreement during the opening session of the summit.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019-07). UN’s Amina Mohammed pledges full support as Africa begins to implement AfCFTA. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/45103”
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