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Lusaka, Monday, December 4, 2017: Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Dr Taieb Baccouche and senior official are on three days visit to the COMESA Secretariat to discuss possible areas of co-operation between the two regional economic groupings.

The AMU delegation will have consultative meetings with technical officers at the Secretariat. Among the potential areas of cooperation to be discussed is in the agriculture sector, intra-regional economic communities and investments in the banking and manufacturing sectors.

Receiving the delegation, COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya pledged COMESA’s support in areas where his organization has comparative advantage whilst learning from the AMU.

“It is good to note that one of your members, Tunisia, is soon to become a member of COMESA and Algeria has also expressed interest to join,” he said.

Dr Taieb Baccouche appreciated the opportunity to visit COMESA which he said will lead to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two regional economic communities.