Tuesday, 22 September 2009

E. S. African counties calls on EU to sign full trading agreement

Africa's largest trading bloc the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has urged the European Union to conclude an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) deal that will be accepted and covering all key areas that were important to the development of countries in east and southern Africa. Recently, the EU signed an interim EPA with some countries from The Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region. Those that signed were Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe and Madagascar while Zambia and Comoros indicated that they would sign at a later stage. COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya said "there were still more outstanding issues before a full ESA-EU EPA agreement was signed.

Source: China View