Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Christopher Yaluma, is leading a Zambian delegation in Washington DC in the United States for the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act -AGOA- forum.

The AGOA forum takes place annually on an alternating basis between sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

The United States is hosting the 17th Annual U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, commonly known as the AGOA Forum, from 11 to July 12th, 2018, at the U.S. Department of State.

The Forum is the premier platform that brings together African Trade Ministers with U.S. counterparts to discuss mutual co-operation aimed at enhancing trade and investment relationship through AGOA Implementation.

This year’s forum is being held under the theme “Forging new strategies for US-Africa trade and investment”.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer are expected to deliver opening remarks at the 2018 AGOA Forum today.

Meanwhile, the African Union have held a ministerial consultative meeting to make recommendation to the African Ministers of Trade regarding recent developments on US Trade Policy agenda and Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC News by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in Washington COSMAS CHILESHE.

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