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Monday, 18 January 2021

Around the world on 18 January 2021

IN DIPLOMACY: Egypt remains committed to working within the African Continental Trade Area and will do what it can to help fully implement the continent-wide agreement, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told AfCFTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene during talks yesterday, Ittihadiya said in a statement. The 24 African countries to have ratified the agreement (among them, Egypt) began trading under the rules when the area had its official launch at the beginning of 2021. It will take several years at least before the trade zone is fully implemented, with many of the finer details still to be agreed, countries yet to sign on, and institutions still to be built.

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