KIGALI - The African Investment and business Forum, scheduled from 3 to 5 December 2016 in Algiers, is a contribution that is part of the implementation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, said Friday in Kigali (Rwanda), Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.
"We informed the participants at the 29th meeting of the AU Executive Council (whose proceedings wrapped up Thursday night) about the details of the contribution, which is in line with the African Union Agenda 2063," Lamamra told APS.
Algeria represents Algeria in the preparatory meetings of the AU Conference of Heads of State and Government (17 and 18 July).
The African Agenda 2063 particularly provides a program to double the intra-African trade by 2022.
Lamamra said that 2,000 people will take part in this meeting which will be attended by public and private African operators.
"This is not a diplomatic conference, but an operational conference. It is a ‘business to business’ encounter for intra-African investment and trade," he said.
The Algerian top diplomat had recently indicated that the holding of this Forum is part of Algeria's policy in Africa, led by President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, aimed at strengthening its place in the continent.