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AfCFTA: Namibia tells Secretary-General it is ready to increase trade with Africa

Namibia is ready to increase trade with other African countries under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement following its submission of the tariff concessions last month.

On Thursday President Hage Geingob received a courtesy call from Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA Secretariat in Windhoek, Namibia.

President Geingob congratulated Mene and assured him of Namibia’s full commitment to operationalise the AfCFTA.

“As Pan Africanists, we look forward to the social and economic integration of our entire continent. Now is the time to deliver the promise of economic emancipation. I am confident you will excel”. President Geingob said.

Namibia, and other Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) members submitted tariff concessions as part of the 90% trade liberalisation on the continent.

Namibia was one of the first countries to ratify and deposit the AfCFTA agreement.

Source: Further Africa

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