Second ECOWAS-China Economic Forum to be held in Ghana
2 March 2012
allAfrica.com - February 29, 2012
Ghana will host the second edition of the ECOWAS-China forum between 20-21 March 2012 in Accra, Ghana, during which private sector operators will seek to develop partnerships in six key areas mainly infrastructure development specifically roads, railways, housing, construction and transportation.
Other areas for collaboration are in the sectors of power, mining, agriculture, health care, pharmaceuticals and information and communication technology (ICT). China hosted the inaugural edition of the forum between 23rd and 26th September 2008. The Economic and Trade Forum seeks to maximize the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from China into ECOWAS countries; attract long-term concessionary funds for developing public infrastructure; promote ECOWAS-China trade and, by extension, intra-ECOWAS trade; and extend the global reach of financial institutions in West Africa.