"AFRICA MEETS BUSINESS" March 28, 2017 in Berlin

On 28 March 2017, an annual meeting was held in Berlin with German companies, Bundestag MPs, representatives of the German government and international organizations and Ambassadors representing African countries. This event represents a real opportunity to informally exchange, strengthen or initiate cooperation with a view to intensifying German-African economic relations.

This year's event was enhanced by the speech of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the presence of German Federal Minister for Cooperation and Development Mr Gerd Müller and State Secretary Mr Thomas Silberhorn in the BMZ.

At the round table moderated by Parliamentarian Dr. Frank Heinrich, the Ambassador of Mauritius encouraged companies to "dare" to invest in Africa, a continent of market opportunities for German companies. Three companies in the infrastructure and energy sector have testified to their success in Africa, the message being that risks should not be a factor of investment bottlenecks since they exist not only in Africa but in all other world.

As for the Chancellor's speech, in order to ensure the economic, social and sustainable development of the African countries, Germany's priority in its presidency of the G20, she highlighted important subjects namely: Access to electricity through regional infrastructure projects, more creativity on the part of Africa, transparency, reliability, the fight against corruption, accompanying measures for the financing of projects, the fight against illegal immigration, microcredit for women, capacity-building, agriculture, health. She also encourages German companies to invest in Africa, while mentioning the increasing presence  of China and Turkey in African countries.

Tables were dedicated to each Embassy in order to be able to discuss directly with the stakeholders present at the meeting. The Embassy of Madagascar was represented by the Chargé d'Affaires ai and two advisers.

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