Compact with Africa conference ends in Berlin

Berlin, 20 November 2023

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The 5th Conference on the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) ended in Berlin, the German capital recently.

The conference was aimed at both complementing and reinforcing the ongoing work within the framework of the CwA.

Germany launched the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) during its G20 Presidency in 2017. The idea behind the initiative was to facilitate close contact with reform-oriented African partners on a shared goal, namely, to improve economic conditions in the CwA countries creating an enabling environment for more foreign private investment flows into these countries.

Participating countries in the CwA initiative include Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo which recently joined as the 13th member.

Other reform-oriented African countries have indicated their interest in joining CwA. These include Angola, Kenya and Zambia.

The German Government created a unique format for direct exchanges among all the players at the 5th conference.5th CwA conference.

At this year’s CwA conference, ample room for important bilateral talks between the states was made available for the participants.

Photos: Kodjovi Agbelessessy/Mediakad/ANA