Africa-Press – Angola. The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Esmeralda Mendonça, defended, this Wednesday, in Niamey-Niger, the need for the Member States to accelerate the conclusion of Phase I of the negotiations on the rules of origin that are stagnant in the essential sectors of economies such as textiles, clothing and automobiles, within the framework of free trade.
The Angolan diplomat was speaking at the 17th Extraordinary Summit on “”Industrialization and Economic Diversification in Africa”, with an agenda focused on industrialization and continental free trade.
Esmeralda Mendonça revealed that Angola presented offers in the AfCFTA trade in goods and services as a sign of her Government’s commitment to its Continental Integration Agenda.
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs also took advantage of the event to provide information on the 10th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP) to be held in Luanda from 6 to 10 December.