March 3rd, 2012, 07:27 PM
ENVOY ADVOCATES FORMAL TRADE BETWEEN NIGERIA, SENEGAL
A Senegalese official in Abuja on Thursday decried the high level of informal trade between Senegal and Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the two countries trade mostly in fabrics and fashion accessories, machinery spare parts and manufactured goods. Mr Papa Loum, First Counsellor in the Embassy of Senegal in Nigeria
March 5th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Abuja - Nigeria — Ghana will host the second edition of the ECOWAS-China forum between 20-21 March 2012 in Accra, Ghana, during which private sector operators will seek to develop partnerships in six key areas mainly infrastructure development specifically roads, railways, housing, construction and transportation.
Other areas for collaboration are in the sectors of power, mining, agriculture, health care, pharmaceuticals and information and communication technology (ICT). China hosted the inaugural edition of the forum between 23rd and 26th September 2008. The Economic and Trade Forum seeks to maximize the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from China into ECOWAS countries; attract long-term concessionary funds for developing public infrastructure; promote ECOWAS-China trade and, by extension, intra-ECOWAS trade; and extend the global reach of financial institutions in West Africa.
The ECOWAS Commission's high-level delegation to the Accra Forum will include the President and vice president, as well as representatives of West African governments and institutions. Representatives of six prominent Chinese institutions, including the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China-Africa Development Fund will attend this second forum.
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August 11th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Chinese urged to invest in Cote d'Ivoire
(Shanghai Daily, Aug. 11)
ABIDJAN, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging Chinese investors to seize opportunities in the West African country, which is engaged in a reconstruction program following the deadly 2010-2011 post- election crisis.
"Cote d'Ivoire offers today many investment opportunities which we are asking you to take advantage of," the vice-chairman of Cote d'Ivoire's Chamber of Commerce, Nicolas Djibo, said on Friday when meeting with a delegation of Chinese economic operators in the economic capital Abidjan.
He stressed the country's strategic geographical positioning, the existence of a better industrial network that serves the region, modern infrastructure and abundant natural resources. Djibo said Cote d'Ivoire is characterized by "a political, economic, legal and judicial environment that favors private investments."