$2.3bn worth of Afreximbank investments in Egypt, says official


Tue, 06 Aug 2019 - 10:15 GMT

Afreximbank - Photo courtesy of bank website

Afreximbank - Photo courtesy of bank website

CAIRO, Aug 6 (MENA) - The African Export-Import Bank is investing some 2.3 billion dollars in Egypt, said Global Head of Advisory & Capital Markets of Afreximbank Ibrahim Sagna Tuesday.

The Egyptian government is one of the bank's major shareholders, Sagna said in statements to MENA on the sidelines of an annual forum on investment in Africa.

Afreximbank works with both governments and the private sector, he said, adding that 51 African countries are contributing to the bank's capital.

He touched upon funds offered by Afreximbank to Egyptian banks, which get 90 percent of the bank's investment portfolio in Egypt.

The Egyptian banks then pump the money into different projects, particularly in the field of energy, Sagna noted.

Established in 1993 by African governments and investors, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has been acting to stimulate a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade. Its vision is to be the trade finance bank for Africa.



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