AUC Chair in London to promote African investment opportunities

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The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has arrived in London to promote the investment opportunities in Africa available to the governments, financial and business investors of the United Kingdom and China. Dr. Dlamini Zuma will be addressing a major event on, “UK-China-Africa: Collaboration for Investment and Growth”, at the Lancaster House in London on 22 October 2015.

The AU Commission Chairperson will present investment opportunities in Africa in line with Agenda 2063, particularly within growth-stimulating areas such as infrastructure development, human capacity development, energy and agriculture and agro-processing. The AU Commission Chairperson believes that these are prospective areas for collaboration between Africa, China and the UK.

Hosted by the UK Trade and Investment in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), the principal objective of the event is, “to strengthen understanding of how the respective strengths of the UK and Chinese governments and private sectors can be most effectively combined, with the objective of stimulating investment and inclusive growth in Africa.”

The UK Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Hon Justine Greening MP, and the Chairman of the China Africa Fund, Mr Chi Jianxin, will also address the forum. High-level representatives from African countries, China and UK industries, with special interests in African markets, including the agriculture, manufacturing, banking, construction, legal services and charity sectors, will also attend.

This event is organised in line with the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State visit to the UK, during which the leaders will explore ways of how the governments, businesses and finance sectors can collaborate to strengthen delivery of growth and stimulate job creation in Africa.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of African Union Commission (AUC).

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