Sudan’s Bashir signs Kigali Declaration on establishing African Free Trade Area

March 22, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Khartoum Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has signed the Kigali Declaration on the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), as well as the Protocol on the Free Movement of People.

This came during his participation in the opening of the 10th Extraordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Wednesday.

The Free Trade Area project aims to consolidate the process of continental integration and increase the volume of trade exchange between African countries, as well as facilitate the movement of people and goods between the countries of the African continent. Forty-four AU member states signed the free trade agreement, giving birth to the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995.

Source: International Islamic News Agency