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President Mnangagwa leaves for Dubai

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa left for Dubai Sunday morning where he will attend the Global Business Forum on Africa 2019.

The GBF Africa, which runs from tomorrow to Tuesday in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, encourages international revenue flows into Africa by engaging leading decision makers on the global investment scene.

President Mnangagwa was accompanied by several leaders from industry and some senior Government officials.

The GB Forum is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Forum is organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and produced in association with The Economist Events.

Among the high-level attendees taking part in GBF Africa 2019 are Liberian leader George Weah; Danny Faure, President of Seychelles; and 17 ministers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Congo, Tanzania, Niger and Liberia; as well as high-level public and private sector stakeholders from several other African countries, including former heads of state, CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and economists. 

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising GBF Africa 2019 under the theme “Scale Up Africa”, underlining the important role of cross border cooperation in supporting and accelerating’s Africa’s next phase of sustainable economic growth and development. 

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“Since its inception, GBF Africa has served as a catalyst for UAE-Africa economic cooperation and business exchange. The upcoming edition of the forum will highlight new high-potential areas where African companies can collaborate with their UAE counterparts to create new business opportunities and capitalise on existing trade and investment potential,” said H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber.  

Meanwhiile, President Mnangagwa was seen off at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Minister of State for Harare Province Oliver Chidawu, Minister of State Security Owen Ncube, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana and service chiefs.

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