The construction of this ambitious reform entrusted to the president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, champion in charge of the follow-up to the process of negotiation is already his first fruit.

Facing his peers in Africa  on Sunday in Nouakchott at the 31st regular Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), Mahamadou Issoufou has presented its interim report on the State of negotiations of the ZLECAf.

Essentially, the champion of the Reformation did know that to the acceleration of the structural transformation of Africa we are aiming through the Action Plan for the industrial accelerated development of Africa (AIDA), the development program of infrastructure in Africa (PIDA), the detailed program of agricultural development in Africa (CAADP), mining (VMA) African vision and action plan for the intensification of intra-Africa trade (BIAT) ".

President Mahamadou stressed that "the success of the ZLECAf and creating more job opportunities for young people in particular, will have a direct impact on the restoration of peace and sustainable security on the continent".

"We have passed since March 21, 2018, the point of no return with regard to this great dream of Africa. What we have to do, is to move quickly and well.

Therefore, let us fight with confidence; Let's not be afraid to take risks if necessary and create the dynamics that will allow us to expand intra-African trade, achieve industrialization, creating more job opportunities for our people, particularly young people, that to achieve peace and sustainable security based on continental prosperity", launched his peers by way of exhortation.

Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Niger... the good performers

The ratification process is on track, welcomed president Mahamadou. Kenya and Ghana were the first to deposit simultaneously their instruments of ratification on May 10, 2018.

Rwanda deposited its instruments of ratification on 27 May and was the first to deposit the instruments of ratification of the Protocol on the free movement of persons. Niger deposited its instruments of ratification on 8 June 2018.

At the same time and to give more visibility to this reform, the African export and import (Afriexim) Bank

in collaboration with the the Egypt and the Commission of the African Union, organizes the first APRM trade fair in Cairo from 11 to 17 December 2018

President Issoufou Mahamadou urged his peers to support the Egyptian Government by participating in this fair on the sidelines of which will be held a conference which will include a segment of high level for the heads of State and Government present.

Nouakchott, all heads of State are unanimous on one thing: work in synergy to thrive in Africa. The completion of this 31st session Monday on important recommendations.

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