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Vera Songwe’s lecture on free trade and digital economy in Yaounde

Much to an ecstatic applause from the academic community and members of the Government of Cameroon, the Execrative Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) – Ms. Vera Songwe, made a strong case for the country to ratify and take leadership in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement while toning up its digital economy, as she ended her first official visit there recently.

This was during a lecture on the African Continental Free Trade Area and digital economy at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) on 18 April 2019, during her first official visit to the country after becoming ECA’s Executive Secretary.

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