The African Development Bank (AfDB), led by President Akinwumi Adesina (Photo), will be in Niamey, the capital of Niger, at an extraordinary summit with Heads of State and representatives of the African Union from 7 to 8 July. As a guideline, the meeting will deal with the Free Trade Area of the continent (AfCFTA) and how to implement it effectively.
The AfCFTA, which has recently reached the minimum number of countries for it to go into effect, has been the subject of numerous discussions in Africa. As a result, countries expect the continent to become more attractive to investors from around the world, in addition to stimulating the domestic markets.
In addition to addressing this, AfDB representatives will also attend meetings on the 8th meeting of African Trade Ministers. President Adesina will also participate in the 37th NEPAD Heads of state and Government Orientation Committee (New Partnership for Africa’s Development).
On that occasion, the President will seek to share the Bank’s vision on the empowerment of African women and the “AFAWA”, a financial action initiative for women on the continent.