West Africa-Latin America Conference on Trade, Investment and Sister Cities Postponed to May

The West Africa-Latin America Trade, Investment and Sister Cities Conference aimed at promoting investment in the two regions has been postponed to May 19-28 in Belize, South America.

It was originally scheduled to take place from February 13-20.

The postponement of the date is to allow the authorities of the city of Belmopan, the host, to deepen engagement with stakeholders for a successful conference.

This follows a Letter of Intent signed by the President of African Cities Development Consult (ACDC), Alhaji AlhassanMusah, who are the organizers and the Mayor of Belmopan City Council, Mrs. Sheran Sharon Palacio, in Belize on January 10.

ACDC’s Director of International Relations, AlhajiKhuzaimah Osman revealed this to the Ghanaian Times yesterday.

The Letter of Intent between the two has established the framework for the conference to be hosted by Belmopan City Council to deepen trade and investment for the mutual benefit of both.

The two sides agreed to exchange information on culture, education, science and technology entrepreneurship, tourism to name a few, in order to attract investment opportunities in both regions. .

The West Africa – Latin America project is expected to be a larger gathering of international and local investors, development practitioners, academics, regulators, policy makers from both regions to discuss and advance investment opportunities .

Around 100 West African cities and municipalities are expected to attend the conference to network to create a sustainable sister city project and synergies.

With a market force of around 350 million people in a relatively stable region, ACDC seeks to attract more investment and business opportunities for the people.