Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO has called on COMESA member states to utilize the Free Trade Area and promote intra-Africa trade.
Mrs. NALUMANGO says the COMESA Free Trade Area has a huge potential for African countries to trade amongst themselves and increase the volume of goods and services being provided.
Speaking when she opened the forty third Meeting of the COMESA Council of Ministers in Lusaka, Mrs. NALUMANGO called on COMESA member states to use the Free Trade Area to promote value addition and digitalization.
And COMESA Secretary General CHILESHE KAPWEPWE said the regional body is leading the way in promoting regional integration.
Ms. KAPWEPWE said a number of COMESA instruments have been adopted on the continent as a way of promoting integration.