The COMESA Secretariat has been invited to participate at the 2020 China International Fair for Investment and Trade scheduled for early September in Xiamen China. The fair will focus on investment negotiation and policy promotion, coordinated development of national and regional economies, as well as economic and trade exchanges.
Asia-Africa Digital Economy Cooperation Forum Executive Chairman Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya delivered the invitation to Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe in Lusaka during a recent visit.
Mr Ngwenya, who is also immediate former Secretary General of COMESA, recommended the China fair as strategic for the organisation to be a part of. He added that Ms Kapwepwe’s presence at the annual fair will add value to the event and offer a rare opportunity for COMESA to showcase its activities and potential.
“We would be delighted to have you personally and COMESA as an organisation to join us in September for this important event,” Mr Ngwenya added
Secretary General Kapwepwe will be expected to deliver a keynote address to the gathering.
In welcoming the former SG, Ms Kapwepwe thanked him for his role over the past years in enhancing regional integration in the 21-mMember bloc and added that his presence was missed during the celebrations of the COMESA Silver Jubilee held on 28 November 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia.
She gave a brief about the celebrations and handed him the souvenirs which were issued to delegates and invited guests.
Mr Ngwenya thanked the SG for the invitation that had been extended to him to participate at the Silver Jubilee celebrations and applauded the Secretary General for her visionary leadership.
He expressed regret that due to prior commitments outside of Africa, he could not be available.