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The E15 at the World Economic Forum Regional Summit in Africa 2016

11 May 2016
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Intra-African trade currently stands at 12 percent of total trade, compared to 60 percent for Europe and 30 percent for ASEAN (WTO statistics).


Enhancing intra-African trade – such as through a large continent-wide trade deal – and deepening market integration can contribute significantly to sustainable economic growth, employment generation, poverty reduction, inflow of foreign direct investment, industrial development, and better integration of the continent into the global economy. On top of advancement through WTO, Africa needs advancement of its regional integration and its rules, with the rest of the world remaining open towards Africa. On 11-13 May, recommendations put forth by the E15 will be featured at the World Economic Forum Regional Summit on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. The World Economic Forum will organise a session on “African Integration: Reshaping Trade and Investment Value Chains,” building on various policy options generated under the E15Initiative, in particular those produced by the E15 Expert Group on Global Value Chains, E15 Expert Group on Regional Trade Agreements and Plurilateral Approaches, and the E15 Task Force on Investment Policy. This event is private and attendance is by invitation only. There will also be a public session, “Realizing Africa as One Market,” organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with CCTV, which will explore how African leaders can develop sustainable long-term partnerships and trade relations within the African Union, with reference to the E15 policy options. Read More

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    Elily International HotelJupitor International HotelRadison Blu
    Elilly International Hotel is a four star hotel with its twin towers situated in the heart of Addis Ababa, Kasanchis business district on the main entrance of the United Nations Conference center (UNCC). It is ideally placed at a focal point between the city’s business districts, historical landmarks, National Palace, major government offices & modern and traditional shopping centers. Ride to the Hotel only takes 3.8 KM from Bole International Air Port.
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    Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa is centrally located within the capital city of Ethiopia, adjacent to the United Nations Compound and 6 kilometers away from Bole International Airport. The hotel is also within a short distance from the main places of interest the city of Addis Ababa offers, such as the Imperial Palace, the Meskel Square and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.


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