UN Official: Coordinating AfCFTA with BRI Important to Spur Development

Added On July 9, 2019

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Sunday reiterated the UN's commitment to working with African institutions to mobilize the needed resources for the "African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement", which just went into operation. 
Mohammed emphasized the need to invest in the infrastructure sector to realize the full potential of the agreement.
She also stressed the potential of the BRI in advancing infrastructure development and regional integration across Africa.
Mohammed said the continental free trade pact "will create jobs and contribute to technology transfer and the development of new skills; it will improve productive capacity and diversity, and it will increase African and foreign investment."