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Statement by Dr. Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UNECA at the Opening Session of the 18th Executive Council Meeting of the Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area

Your Excellency, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission;
Your Excellency, Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community of the Republic of Rwanda and Chairperson of the Executive Council
Your Excellencies Honourable Ministers of Member States;
Your Excellency Deputy Chairperson, and African Union Commissioners;
Your Excellencies Ambassadors;
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Dates: 
March 19, 2018
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Statement by Amb. ‎Albert Muchanga, AUC Commissioner for Trade and Industry on The Upcoming Launch of the African Continental Free Trade

Good morning members of the media.

I am very happy to be with you.

I have come here to brief you on the state of play as we move towards 21st March, 2018 when the 10th Extra-Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government will be held, here in Kigali.

The purpose of the Extra-Ordinary Session will be for Heads of State and Government to sign legal instruments establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area and thereafter launch it.

Dates: 
March 19, 2018
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Statement of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat at the Opening Session of the 18th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council #AfCFTA

Madame Chairperson of the Executive Council,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Representatives of the Regional Economic Communities and the Organs of the Union,
Dear Partners,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I first of all, on behalf of the African Union Commission, express to the Government and the people of Rwanda our deep gratitude for the excellent organisation of our meeting.
I am touched by the innumerable expressions of hospitality shown to my colleagues and me since our arrival in Kigali.

Dates: 
March 19, 2018
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#AfCFTA Press Conference: Amb. ‎Albert Muchanga, AUC Commissioner for Trade and Industry on The Upcoming Launch of the African Continental Free Trade

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March 19, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

PRESS CONFERENCE

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

WHO: Press Conference with H.E. MUCHANGA Albert, Commissioner for Trade and Industry

WHEN: Monday, 19th March 2018 – 4pm

WHERE: Kigali Conference Centre: MH 4

Topic: - The Upcoming Launch of the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA)

For more information:

Molalet Tsedeke | Media Coordinator - African Union Commission | MolaletT@africa-union.org

AfCFTA: DCP Thomas Kwesi Quartey says the Summit on this Flagship Project is a Historic Moment for Africa

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March 17, 2018

Kigali, Rwanda, 17 March 2018: H.E Amb. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), congratulated the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on 15 March 2018 while delivering his closing remarks at the meeting of the PRC holding in the Kigali Convention Center. The address was done at the end of a day-long heated debate and exchange of views in preparation of the Tenth Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), hosted by the Republic of Rwanda on 21 March 2018.

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