Participation of representatives of the Embassy of Madagascar at the diplomatic receptions in the frameworks of the SADC day of May, 12th and the African Union day on May 25th, 2016

  • SADC May 12, 2016

The SADC day was celebrated, for the first time, in Berlin on May 12th  in the presence of its members, representatives of German Foreign Ministry, private and civil sectors at the Maritim Hotel Berlin. The Ambassador of Botswana highlighted in her speech the need to boost the 

industrialization of economies of member countries by the transformation of natural capital and improving human capital. 

The representative of the economic actors (Afrika-Verein) stressed the importance of establishing a favorable framework for investors. The growing African market is a real investment opportunity for mainly exporters German companies.

  • African UNION May 25, 2016

On May 25th, was celebrated the day of the African Union in the premises of KFW in Berlin with the presence Embassies representatives of the African group, German parliamentary and private sector. The theme this year focuses on "Africa towards economic integration; opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from experience."

The day was an opportunity for the Dean of the African Group, the Ambassador of the Côte d’Ivoire, to promote natural and demographic resources of the African continent; this last represents 3% of world trade. However, challenges remain including the development of intra-African trade (only 12%), environmental protection, political crises.

The Parliamentary Mr Frank Heinrich, meanwhile, invited German investors to take a different look in Africa, the continent of the future.

An example of success company El Sewedy Electric Egypt, with an annual turnover of 7 billion euros, specializing in energy was presented, followed by a panel discussion on the theme of economic integration

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