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In his remarks, Kwesiga highlighted the progress made in trade and regional integration in COMESA and the Tripartite, the challenges that remained and how the recently approved projects would help in addressing many of those challenges.
"Compared to previous years, the UAE investments in the Comesa markets have increased from $4.8 billion in 2009 to $5.7 billion in 2010," she said on the sidelines of the fourth Comesa Forum in Dubai.
The agreement to open a COMESA RIA office in Dubai was announced during the final day of the fourth COMESA Investment Forum held at the Madinat Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.
Hamad Bu Amim, Director-General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explained the importance of Comesa. Excerpts:
What does the COMESA partnership mean for Dubai Chamber and how do you anticipate it developing?
Le Secretaire general du Comesa, Sindiso Ngwenya, a dans une allocution qu'il a prononcee dans le cadre d'une conference sur les Centres africains de Pensee, souligne l'importance de l'integration entre les pays africains et la mise en place d'un marche africain commun.
The Comesa Investment Seminar will be held on December 15.
High level officials from COMESA members including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Seychelles, Mauritius and Swaziland participated in the event which also hosted a series of meetings between development agencies of the individual COMESA members and Turkey.
COMESA officials defended the FTA at the closing of the two-day summit in Cairo aimed at activating and enlarging the trade zone, which has been beset by growing pains in its first months.
COMESA is a group of 20 nations that has committed itself to removing trade barriers among its members.
The liberalisation of air transport programme would allow COMESA member states to promote the growth of regional economies but would not be achieved if member countries signed the open skies agreement said COMESA Director of infrastructure and development Jerome Ntibarekerwa.