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Friday, April 13, 2012

IGAD member states in Kampala for regional trade training

Delegates from Inter-Governmental Authority on Development,IGAD,member states are in Kampala for five-days training on regional trade and integration issues as support to capacity building in trade negotiation skills.Delegates from Inter-Governmental Authority on Development,IGAD,member states are in Kampala for five-days training on regional trade and integration issues as support to capacity building in trade negotiation skills.

The delegates are from Ministries of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesperson, Amb. Elly Kamahungye and the Program Manager Trade, industry and tourism at the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti Joseph Rwanshote spoke at the opening ceremony today.

Kamahungye says Uganda shares concerns on the trade imbalances affecting IGAD member states and other developing countries as a result of unfavourable past agreements citing the World Trade Organization agreement as one of such major agreements that were concluded without effective participation of negotiators from developing countries.

Meanwhile, Rwanshote said the training was organized to address the capacity insufficiency in the region and lack of standardized negotiation skills among the IGAD Member States.

He said that with the emergence of new trade partners such as China, India and Brazil, IGAD member states need to obtain satisfactory terms for their trade with these partners.
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