The second edition of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2024

AA / London / Burak Bir

The United Kingdom will host African leaders for the second edition of the United Kingdom-Africa Investment Summit on April 23 and 24, 2024 in London, the British government announced on Thursday.

The summit aims to promote two-way trade and investment, create jobs and growth and support women entrepreneurs, the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.

“The summit will bring together heads of state and UK and African business leaders from 24 African countries. It will strengthen the partnership between the UK and Africa, create jobs and growth, support British and African talent in sectors such as finance and technology, and encourage female entrepreneurship,” the statement added.

The summit will build on the results of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, which announced more than £6.5 billion ($7.74 billion) in deals and £8.9 billion ($10.6 billion) in investment commitments.

“This summit will allow us to harness the potential of our relationship with Africa and grow our economies together, making them stronger, more resilient and more innovative,” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

Foreign Minister James Wise said trade and investment ties with African countries bring “significant mutual economic benefits”.

“The UK and Africa can go further when they work together,” he added.

*Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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