The President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah, today in Tunis met with Hatem Ferjani, Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia in charge of economic diplomacy, as part of his visit to the country to attend the Financing Investment and Trade in Africa conference.
Prof. Oramah, who led an Afreximbank delegation, told the Secretary of State that Tunisia possessed an advanced industrial base which could find markets in other African countries and that Tunisian businesses needed to know that there was a big market in the continent.
He said that it was necessary to create awareness so that other African countries would know what was available in Tunisia, adding that Afreximbank would give encouragement to Tunisian businesses to go and look for market in those countries.
Earlier, Mr. Ferjani commended Afreximbank for the announcement that it was considering reopening its Tunis-based Regional Office for the Maghreb Region in order to revive trade flows between North Africa and the rest of the continent and to be nearer to Tunisian businesses
According to him, the reopening of the office would promote economic cooperation and lead to commercial exchange with other countries.
Accompanying the President on the visit were Amr Kamel, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Banking; Kanayo Awani, Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative; Obi Emekekwue, Director and Global Head, Communications and Events Management; and Richman Dzene, Special Assistant to the President.
- Publishing Date : February 5, 2019
- Category : News