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On Thursday, the British government announced that the United Kingdom will host African leaders in the second edition of the UK-Africa Investment Summit on April 23-24, 2024 in London.
The British Foreign Office said in a statement that the summit aims to boost trade and investment in two directions, create job and growth opportunities and support business women.
“The summit will bring together heads of state and government from 24 African countries and business leaders from the UK and Africa. It will strengthen partnerships between the UK and Africa to create jobs and growth, support British and African talent in sectors such as finance and technology, and encourage women entrepreneurs.”
This summit will build on the outcome of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, which announced deals worth more than £6.5 billion ($7.74 billion), in addition to £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,” said British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
For Secretary of State James Cleverly, trade and investment relations with African countries bring “significant mutual economic benefits”.
“The UK and Africa go further when they work together,” he added.
* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj
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