Many African countries are exhibiting at the Marseilles International Trade Fair. Prominent are exhibits by?
Many African countries are exhibiting at the Marseilles International Trade Fair. Prominent are exhibits by Senegal, Niger, Guinea and the Ivory Coast.
Official visitors to the Fair on Friday (2 October) included a delegation from the Republic of Guinea headed by M. Sekou Camara, Secretary of State for Export and Commerce, and M. Conde Mamadi, Director of the Ministry of Trade Cabinet. With them were French representatives of large firms currently trading with African countries.
The Senegalese stand was one of the first inspected by the officials on their tour of the Fair. The exhibits highlighted the diversity of products now available as a results of rapidly increasing production.
A wide range of handicrafts, jewellery, and skin bags were on display at the Niger stand.
Friday was declared "Guinea Day" to mark the Republic's first participation at the Fair. Their stand drew particular interest from the guests and featured many fine examples of wood sculpture.
After a brief pause for refreshment, provided by the Chamber of Commerce, the official party moved on to see the displays of foodstuffs, flowers, and fruit exhibited by the Ivory Coast. Fairs such as this are helping African countries display their products to an increasingly interested Mediterranean market.