Africa-Turkey Forum to Discuss Trade, Investment

ADDIS ABABA – The third Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum, which aims to boost trade and investment between the two sides, will be held in Istanbul this week, says African Union.

The forum has been organized since 2016, and is now scheduled to be held for two days starting from Thursday under the theme ‘Deepening Turkey-Africa Strategic Partnership: Trade, Investment, Technology and Logistics’.

The program aims to promote “Turkish and Africa investments by creating awareness on available investment opportunities such as those created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in both Africa and Turkey,” according to the AU.

Public and Private sectors from both sides will engage in a wide array of exchanges and discussions and jointly identify ways to scale up the private sector engagement as a catalyst for sustainable and inclusive development, the Union added.

Around 2000 people including senior government officials from the two sides, CEOs of Regional Economic Communities, representatives of business and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the event.


Featured Image: Turkey’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Yaprak Alp (L) and the AU’s Commissioner for Economic Development Trade, Industry and Mining Albert Muchanga signed an agreement earlier this Month to organize the Forum (Photo AU)