The chamber aims to accelerate and grow the private sector's engagement between Africa and Japan.


The African Chamber of Commerce in Japan (AfCCJ) was formed today, by members of the diplomatic corps gathered for a forum where high-level delegates from no less than 45 heads of state from African countries are represented. Ethiopia's high-level delegation is led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD).


The chamber aims to accelerate and grow the private sector's engagement between Africa and Japan. The founders also hope to use the platform in encouraging the involvement of Japanese businesses in African and its companies to consider the continent as an ideal investment destination.


The Chamber was launched during a side event that was held at the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama. It started in 1993.


Opened yesterday August 28, 2019, and will last for three days, the Summit is organised by the Japanese government with the collaboration of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union (AU).

"Following the enactment of the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement,’’ said Ndiyoi M. Mutti, ambassador of Zambia in Japan who initiated the formation of the Chamber, ‘‘there is a huge of investment opportunity for Japanese companies in Africa.’’



PUBLISHED ON Aug 30,2019 [ VOL 20 , NO 1009]


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