18 October 2019 02:05 AM

Sisi returns home after AU summit in Niger

Tuesday، 09 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

President Abdel Fattah returned home on Monday July 8,2019 after a two-day visit to Niger during which he chaired a historic African Union (AU) summit.

The exceptional summit witnessed the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to achieve economic integration.


Commending the summit as a milestone along the march to prosperity, Sisi called upon the AU Commission and all relevant parties to keep up the fruitful dialogue.


He noted that all summiteers agreed on the need to expedite the implementation of infrastructure projects in Africa.


During his visit, the president mulled with AU state members the perspective for applying AfCFTA with a view to boosting intra-African trade and removing tariff and non-tariff barriers and any other obstacles.


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