Introduction Meeting Between the African Union Chairperson and Incoming President of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI)


On October 6th.

Mr. Ali Adji Mahamat Seid, President of Chad’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Mines, and Handicrafts, and the current President of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) held a meeting with H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in his office. Also in attendance were H.E Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals (ETTIM), African Union Commission, Prof Mohamed El Hacen Lebatt, African Union Commission Chief of Staff, and Mr. Kebour Ghenna, Executive Director of PACCI.

H.E Moussa Faki congratulated the newly elected President of PACCI and highlighted the opportunity presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for businesses to create long-term prosperity through innovative and sustainable business models, products, and services. He expressed the AU’s commitment to establishing mechanisms for close collaboration with PACCI, aiming to involve PACCI in all trade-related AU activities, with the goal of making chambers a fundamental component of business representation within the AU.

President Ali Adji Mahamat Seid emphasized PACCI’s role as a vital bridge connecting Chambers of Commerce and Industry, businesses, and African institutions. He underscored the chambers’ critical role in facilitating entrepreneurial success and economic growth. To fully harness this entrepreneurship potential, he stressed the need for close collaboration with the AU Commission to effectively convey the business community’s perspectives and become the eyes, ears, and voice of African businesses at the AU level.