President Sahle-Work to Attend Regional CEO Forum

March 23 , 2019


President Sahle-Work to Attend Regional CEO Forum

President Sahle-Work Zewde will be attending the seventh African CEO Forum in Rwanda, Kigali on March 25 and 26, 2019. During her attendance, the President is expected to address the forum on continental free trade and the continent’s economic integration. Organised by Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, the Forum brings African private sector decision makers and financiers together. The last two-day forum was held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in March 2018, bringing together 1,500 business leaders, public decision makers and investors from Africa and around the world.


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