Friday, September 18, 2009

Deputy Minister calls for closer economic cooperation

By Khanyisa Tabata
18 September 2009

Deputy Minister of International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said African countries need to create closer cooperation in order to work towards building integrated economies.

Minister Ebrahim said Africa’s leaders had decided to build the African Economics Community which will aim at strengthening existing economic structures.

Strong coalitions among the countries of the south could help open-up trade and economic opportunities which otherwise would have been overlooked had it were not for efforts to build such relations.

Minister Ebrahim said it was of note that Africa has become central to the struggle for influence over global affairs.

He pledged tactical engagements among the continent’s countries saying it was in everybody’s interest to do that considering the central role that African countries still play in global affairs.


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