Former Botswana President Mogae attends Global Business Forum Africa in Dubai

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Nov 19, 2019, 03:39 EST

Gaborone, BW, Nov 19, 2019, 03:39 /Comserve / -- News

Gaborone, Botswana Former President of Botswana Dr Festus Mogae is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the two-day 2019 Global Business Forum Africa.

Mogae is accompanied by the Ambassador of Botswana to the United Arab Emirates, Manyepedza Lesetedi, who is resident in Kuwait and other Government officials for the high scale event held under the theme ‘Scale Up Africa’.

The 2019 Forum is the 5th edition and it comes at a time when UAE-Africa ties are expanding, supported by important developments such as business confidence, economic reforms and regional integration.

These include the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area which is expected to open up African economies further and boost UAE-African trade and investment flows.

The Forum is attended by several African Heads of State and Government, Former Heads of State, Ministers, Leaders of Industry and other key stakeholders in policy making and implementation.

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