The Egyptian Cabinet passes decision on customs reductions publication lists to AfCFTA

Thu, 11 May 2023 - 11:48 GMT

The Egyptian Cabinet also approved an agreement between Egypt and Qatar that aims to eliminate double taxation on income taxes

Africa moves toward regional integration through AfCFTA - Planning min.

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 - 04:14 GMT

The minister, meanwhile, said that Egypt plans to increase its exports to Africa from $5 billion annually to $15 billion within the upcoming four years.

African free trade area chief to visit Cairo Saturday

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 03:51 GMT

During his visit to Egypt, the AFCFTA secretary-general is set to b hold a series of key meetings pursuant to the African Free Trade Agreement, which is brought into effect as of the beginning of 2021.

President Sisi to attend UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 - 03:34 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will take part in the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 to be held on Monday.

Sisi calls Russian companies to invest in Africa

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 01:24 GMT

The president pointed out that the continent has come a long way from economic reform to promoting progress.

Interview - World Bank VP: Africa needs trade more than aid

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 05:37 GMT

“Africa is a continent of opportunities, and it needs investments and trade more than aid."

Free trade area among 20 African nations finally becoming reality

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 - 02:51 GMT

“The development of infrastructure is inevitable. We must strive to achieve peoples’ aspirations to development and prosperity,” Sisi said.

Country hosting AfCFTA HQ to be selected in Niamey summit

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 - 10:27 GMT

Seven members states, which are Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar and Senegal, have submitted bids to host the secretariat.

Egypt’s exports to Africa rise $4.7B in 2018

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 11:29 GMT

Egypt's exports to the African continent are expected to reach $4.7 billion in 2018, compared to$3.6 billion in 2017.

AU commissioner attends Africa Day ceremony at Egyptian embassy in Berlin

Wed, 29 May 2019 - 10:34 GMT

AU was keen to launch an initiative for a unified aviation market to give momentum to the African aviation sector in order to boost tourism and trade exchange.

Africa Day: Celebrating unity and independence

Sat, 25 May 2019 - 01:14 GMT

Every year on May 25, Africans around the world celebrate the annual occasion of “Africa Day,” which marks the establishment of the Organization of African Unity in 1963 (now known as the African Union).

On Africa Day: Moussa Faki assures AfCFTA seeks to solve continents' issues

Sat, 25 May 2019 - 11:34 GMT

Mahamat announced that the official launch of the AfCFTA will be at the Extraordinary Summit scheduled to take place in Niamey on 7 July 2019, marking an important and decisive step on the road to African integration.

Egypt keen on AfCFTA's entry into force - Trade Ministry

Tue, 21 May 2019 - 01:06 GMT

AfCFTA will contribute to bolstering intra-African trade and achieving higher economic and industrial growth rates for the continent, it stressed.

Egypt applies to host African Free Trade Agreement's executive office

Mon, 20 May 2019 - 09:45 GMT

Namira Negm said that the AfCFTA will enter into force in May after 22 states have signed and approved it.

Sisi calls for more co-op on counter-terrorism, combating illegal migration

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 - 11:51 GMT

Counter-terrorism, illegal migration, Palestinian-Israeli cause, Libya’s crisis, and Africa’s development are major priorities tackled by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in his speech at the 2019 Munich Security Conference (MSC 2019) on Saturday.

African Free Trade Zone deal may come into force in 2 months: Egypt’s FM

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 - 11:13 GMT

Only 44 out of 55 member states have signed AfCFTA deal, which aims to create a single, continental free-tariff market for goods and services.

Eyes on Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 10:04 GMT

With plans to support a full-scale trade agreement expected to boost intra-African trade by 52% by 2022, Egypt is leading the African Union next year.

European, African states sign 2 deals on SMEs, free trade

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 10:12 GMT

The first agreement includes an investment program for backing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), into which the European Commission will pump about ‎€75 million.