Plans are well advanced for the second International Trade Fair which opens in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, in December.
Plans are well advanced for the second International Trade Fair which opens in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, in December. On Monday (19 July), Senegal's Foreign Minister, Monsieur Assane Seck, addressed foreign ambassadors at a seminar about the fair.
SYNOPSIS: Meeting at the Foreign Ministry, Monsieur Seck told the ambassadors that there was a need for closer trade links between the industrial nations and the developing countries.
The first Dakar trade fair was held in 1974 when more than 40 countries and 600 foreign companies took part. Monsieur Seck said that so far, over 30 nations and 200 firms have made firm bookings or the next fair in December. He predicted it would be even more successful than the previous one. Monsieur Seck said that Senegal wants to intensify trade between Africa, the Pacific and Caribbean countries. He added that he also wants to see a regional economic balance created between nations.
Several members of the European Common Market were represented at the seminar. They included Belgium, Italy, France and the Untied Kingdom. Many African and Arab countries also se??? delegates.