WORLD 49 AU members have signed free trade pact: AU chairperson

WORLD

49 AU members have signed free trade pact: AU chairperson

Xinhua

01:42, July 04, 2018

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Chairman of the African Union (AU) and Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L), President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou (C) and Chairperson of AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (R) unveils a plaque of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua/Gabriel Dusabe)

Forty-nine members of the African Union have signed the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU Chairperson Paul Kagame on Monday.

Kagame, who is also the Rwandan president, made the announcement in Nouakchott during the closing ceremony of the 31st summit of the 55-member African Union.

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