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Commerce Minister Mancoba Khumalo attends US-Africa Business Summit.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2024

MBABANE:Mancoba Khumalo,the Minister of Commerce,Industry and Trade is attending the United States(US)-Africa Summit in Dallas, Texas, Government online platforms reported on Wednesday.

It has been reported that, the four(4)-day conference began on Monday the 6th May 2024 and concludes on Thursday 9 May, 2024.

“Forming part of the Honourable Minister’s delegation are senior officials including the Ambassador to the United States,His Excellency Kennedy Groening, First Secretary in the Embassy, Ms. Nomfanelo Simelane, and key Ministerial officials, Director of International Trade, Ms. Lungile Dlamini-Mahlalela, and Director of Industry, Ms. Zamanyabose Mtetwa.The COVID-19 pandemic and recent crises have ignited the Eswatini Government's determination to strengthen its industrialization agenda. As part of the delegation’s itinerary, the Honorable Minister will be engaged in strategic high-profile meetings focusing on crucial topics such as AGOA and Beyond, Partnering to Accelerate Africa's Industrialization, The Hustle to Million Dollar Businesses: The Unfolding Story of African Entrepreneurs, and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Women empowerment is a key sector for industrial development in Eswatini’s Industrial Policy (2023-2033)”, reads the government online report.

It has been reported that,the main objective of the meeting is to engage with the United States of America to revisit the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreement.

Commerce Minister Mancoba Khumalo attends US-Africa Business Summit.
Commerce Minister Mancoba Khumalo attends US-Africa Business Summit.