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Perth, Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017: COMESA is among international organizations, States and companies that are participating in the 2017 Africa Down Under (ADU) conference taking place in Perth, Australia.

The ADU is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy. It is attended by government officials and representatives, executives, financiers/bankers/brokers/analysts, investors, international and local media, mining service industry, suppliers and mining consultants.

COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya and several Ministers of mining from COMESA Bremen States are attending the Conference. The Premier of Western Australia Hon. Mark McGowan opened the conference.

COMESA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Western Australia in Lusaka, Zambia, on 31st January 2014 which established a cooperation framework between organization member States and the Government of Western Australia. The MoU covers mineral and petroleum resources, agriculture, vocational training and capacity building.