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Egypt to host African business forum this week

December 5, 2017 5:30 PM
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Egypt to host African business forum this week

Cairo - Mubasher: Egypt will host six heads of state and Africa's leading CEOs at the Africa 2017 Forum, which will be inaugurated on Thursday in Sharm El Sheikh.

Over 100 speakers and 1,500 delegates will discuss regional integration and job creation in Africa, from 7 to 9 December.

The forum will be attended by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, as well as the leaders of Guinea, Chad, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Comoros, and Somalia.

The vice president of Nigeria is also expected as is the prime minister of Mozambique, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

The Forum will start with a Young Entrepreneurs Day, with 50 of Africa's leading startups in funding and partner pitches.

In 2015, Egypt hosted the signing of the tripartite agreement between the three regional economic communities, namely the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the East African Community (EAC).


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