“A robust ecosystem to serve SMEs, especially women and youth, better is under construction with fresh impetus from digital technologies and enabling policies being put in place by the African Union Member States.” Chairperson of the African Business Council, Dr. Amany Asfour remarked.
A joint statement issued by the partners stated: “This is the beginning of an exciting journey between a consortium of proud and trusted African and global brands – AeTrade Group – Ethiopian Airlines – DHL.” Standing together we welcome the start of trading of the
African Continental Free Trade Area with its 1.3 bililon people and an estimated GDP of 3.4 trillion.”
All African countries are encouraged to sign and ratify the agreement, because universal signature and ratification of the relevant instruments is essential for seamless and hassle free trade and industrial development in Africa.
“We wish to thank the African leaders for bringing this fruitful decision. The AfCFTA serves as an inspiration to the business community which propels us to make a start now, providing payment and logistics services and trade information via Sokokuu.Africa” said the CEO and Chairman of the AeTrade Group, Mr. Mulualem Syoum.