The ECA Office for North Africa, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of the Sudan and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org) launched on Sunday in Khartoum (Sudan) a Stakeholder dialogue on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). “We need to work together and in a very practical way so as to ensure Sudan benefits from the AfCFTA and makes the most of its strong points – its workforce, its agriculture and industry – to increase exports to African countries”, said Khaled Hussein, interim director of the ECA Office for North Africa. “ITFC is keen to work closely with the partners and be part of this important initiative, the AfCFTA, specially during these challenging times. Intra-African trade is crucial for the economic awakening of the African continent. Sudan with its rich resources and strategic importance will have a huge potential in terms of exports and ultimately, the attainment of greater socio-economic inclusion in the country”, commented Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC. Read More.