(Press Release) The President of the Republic of the Gambia, Adama Barrow will Tuesday travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the extraordinary session of the heads of state of the African Union. This is the first time member states have come to such an agreement to strengthen African integration through trade.
Mr Barrow who will be accompanied by a large delegation will Wednesday join other African leaders to sign an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (the AfCFTA), making the continent the largest free trade area created since the formation of the World Trade Organisation.
The extraordinary meeting of the heads of state of the African Union is convened by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is also the chairperson of the AU.
Kagame has described the AfCFTA as a “historic pact which has been nearly 40 years in the making, and it represents a major advance for African integration and unity.”
Those invited to see President Barrow off are requested to be at the airport half an hour before departure for the usual ceremonies.