Where: AfCFTA Secretariat HQ/ Virtual
When: 11:30–1:00 pm GMT (14:30 -16:00 EAT)
Registration link: https://bit.ly/3hr79Iw
H.E. Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
MODERATOR: Mrs. Grace Khoza, Principal Communications Advisor, AfCFTA
This briefing is a quarterly engagement of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat with the media to share critical updates on the current state of the AfCFTA in Africa, status of implementation and the plans of the Secretariat for the next quarter.
Note to editors
The AfCFTA Secretariat is an independent organ of the African Union System in charge of the negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Trading under the AfCFTA started in earnest on 1st January 2021, following a five-and-half-year period since negotiations were launched on 15th June 2015. Tough negotiations were followed by signing of the Agreement on 21st March 2018, entry into force on 30th May 2019 and start of trading on 1st January 2021.
Live stream on AfCFTA social media platforms: Facebook: African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat Twitter: @AfCFTA #OneAfricanMarket
Languages: The briefing will be available in English and French through interpretation.
Media Q&A Journalists may submit questions to AfCFTA during the briefing by sending their full name and the name of their media organization to WhatsApp at +233 501 533 888
For more media inquiries please contact:
Baisiwa Dowuona-Hammond (Mrs.) Communications Afcftacommunications@au-afcfta.org
Ms. Faith Adhiambo, African Union / firstname.lastname@example.org