UK supports AfCFTA with £35m, to lift 30 million people out of poverty | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed commitment to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s largest free trade area initiative.
   
The International Trade Secretary, UK, Anne-Marie Trevelyan who announced the initiative said the programme (of up to £35m support to AfCFTA) is expected to lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty, create jobs, and provide new commercial opportunities for businesses across Africa and the UK.
   
Trevelyan revealed this as the Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Wamkele Mene, visits London to discuss how the UK can continue its work as a strategic partner to the trading bloc.

    
“Through the AfCFTA Support Programme, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will provide up to £35m to provide trade facilitation and trade policy support to the AfCFTA Secretariat and Member States through TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), Overseas Development Institute (ODI)…



Source: Guardian Newspaper