African TV




Lawyers - Legal Representation






Archives

April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Page added on October 24, 2012

Global News | Comment Feed: RSS 2.0 Printable versionPrint This Post Print This Post

Diplomats in Addis Ababa get an update on Commercial Diplomacy

Diplomats in Addis Ababa get an update on Commercial Diplomacy thumbnail

Addis Ababa, October 23rd 2012 -  A training workshop on commercial diplomacy, led by Maria-Alejandra Aristeguieta from the United Nations Training Institute (UNITAR), was held at the Commission of the African Union from 17 to 19 October 2012. This training in French was organized at the initiative of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It brought together senior staff of the AUC and diplomats of Francophone African missions in Addis Ababa around a theme chosen to echo that of the AU Summits in 2012 on boosting intra-African trade.

After reviewing the different concepts such as global governance and trade governance and the functioning of key institutions in this area, participants were involved in simulation activities of negotiation. Taking this opportunity, the Commission intervened to present its work and efforts towards a better regional integration of commercial activities. On its part, the OIF also presented the current status of negotiations and persistent blockages in the WTO, focusing on the work done by Francophonie to better take into account the interests of its member states, particularly in Africa.

This training cycle on diplomatic issues has been ongoing for several years thanks to a partnership with OIF and UNITAR. As the Permanent Representative of OIF in Addis Ababa, Ambassador Libère Bararunyeretse, indicated, these moments dedicated to exchange in French on topics of common interest between the Commission staff and their colleagues from diplomatic missions are of great importance. He concluded the closing ceremony by inviting participants to maintain contact and to work for the respect of multilingualism in international institutions. The participants expressed their appreciation for the training and their desire to continue consultations.

AU Commission

Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!


© 2012, Sierra Express Media. All rights reserved.

Share


Comments are closed.




RELATED STORIES

  • No Related Post

Search This Site



LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ALSO IN THE NEWS

Nineteen Fragile States to Meet in Sierra Leone June 2014 thumbnail Nineteen Fragile States to Meet in Sierra Leone June 2014

“The group of eighteen of the world’s fragile and conflict affected countries, which have come together to share experiences and encourage international actions to engage more effectively in support of state led transitions from fragility to agility will meet in Sierra Leone, June 2014” said Dr. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Finance and Economic Development Minister. […]

Share

MORE STORIES

Sierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme thumbnail Sierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY Share you views: What would you like to see more/less of on Sierra Express Media? Send us your ideas and include your name and the area you are writing from.

Our New Website Has a More Efficient Layout

Our New Website Has a More Efficient Layout We invite you to give us your feedback

MORE NEWS HEADLINES