The Japanese government has urged African leaders to join forces together and work towards removing all trade barriers that stifles the continents growth.
Addressing African ministers of state at the opening ceremony of this year’s Ministerial meeting this week, under the auspices of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Taro Kono, said trade restriction in Africa could pose danger to the continent’s economic agenda.
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He therefore urged African leaders to do everything within their power to allow for a smooth trade among member states.
He further noted that without free trade, it would be extremely difficult for Africa to achieve its economic transformation.