Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah (middle) with the visiting ambassadors (L-R): Guy Roger Nze (Gabon); Nduku Booto (Democratic Republic of Congo); Dr. Mohammadu Labarang (Cameroun); and Selemani Mossi (Burundi).
Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah (middle) with the visiting ambassadors (L-R): Guy Roger Nze (Gabon); Nduku Booto (Democratic Republic of Congo); Dr. Mohammadu Labarang (Cameroun); and Selemani Mossi (Burundi).

A delegation of the African Ambassadors Group in Cairo visited the headquarters of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today for discussions aimed at strengthening collaboration between the Bank and the African diplomatic community in Egypt.

Receiving the delegation, Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah said that the Bank saw the African embassies in Cairo as important channels for relating with the various governments which they represented.

Prof. Oramah said that the Afreximbank would be interested in establishing links with the commercial sections of the embassies so that they could be kept informed about the Bank’s annual plans in order to make it possible for them to assist their home governments to take advantage of the opportunities available through the Bank.

The Bank could also assist with the provision of training in economic diplomacy to the embassy personnel, he added.

Dr. Mohammadu Labarang, Ambassador of Cameroun to Egypt, who led the delegation, briefed the President about the African Ambassadors Group, saying that it was a grouping of the 40 accredited African embassies in Cairo and had been recognized by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a formal group.

He added that the Group was producing a brochure, which would feature investment information and opportunities in the 40 African countries represented in the group, as its cornerstone activity for 2018. The target was to complete the production by the end of November.

  • Publishing Date : November 15, 2018

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