The AfCFTA offers a strategic opportunity for Africa and Europe to promote trade on both sides. The AfCFTA creates space for the EU to move beyond the traditional development cooperation and help Africa to overcome its interconnected challenges of supply-side and market access constraints. Europe has a great role to play through Aid for Trade to help Africa overcome the referred challenges in a manner that facilitates trade at regional, continental and multilateral levels.
Sayed Attia - International Trade Expert, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Sayed Attia has a progressive work experience as international trade practitioner of 24 years. He has a wide experience in trade remedies and trade policy formulation. Sayed has trade negotiations experience at regional, continental and international levels with a deep conviction of the importance of trade as an engine for inclusive and sustainable development. He has a firm belief that deep industrialization, efficient internal infrastructure and simple, clear, trade facilitation, E-commerce and digitalization are key pillars for trade promotion.