The second edition of the UK-African Investment Summit is set to take place on April 23 and 24, 2024, hosted by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Heads of States and Governments from 24 African countries, alongside British and African business leaders, are expected to attend the 2-day event.
The summit is aimed at promoting two-way trade and investment, supporting women entrepreneurs and creating jobs and growth. The Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer of the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, Ndidiamaka Eze, noted that the summit would build on the success of the 2020 UK-African Investment Summit and the virtual UK-African Investment Conferences held in 2021 and 2022.
Among other things, the summit is expected to focus on building on the £6.5 billion deals and £8.9 billion investment commitments achieved at the 2020 summit. Additionally, it will strengthen UK-African partnerships and support British and African talent in finance and technology sectors.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is quoted as saying that the summit would help deepen ties with partners across Africa, create opportunities for growth and strengthen economies. The summit is expected to facilitate business-to-business links, trade opportunities, and investment, and help create mutual prosperity, economic growth, jobs, and a global transition to green energy.
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