The African Continental Free Trade Area, ACFTA will top discussion as the President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, is expected in London for the milestone Investment Summit.
The bank’s Communication and External Relations Department made this known in an issued statement in Abuja.
The AfDB said new opportunities for bi-lateral trade and increasing UK investor appetite in Africa would be the main focus of the UK-Africa summit, convened by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The summit is scheduled to hold on January 20th.
It added that the future trade relationship between the UK and Africa would also be discussed.
At the UK, Adesina will participate in plenary panel discussion on: ‘Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure – Unlocking the City of London and UK financial services for growth in Africa’ alongside Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, of Kenya and Nana Akufo-Addo, of Ghana.
The AfDB noted that the one-day event, co-organised by the Royal African Society and Oxford Brooks University, would have UK parliamentarians, academics, and policymakers in attendance.