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Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist, the 6th edition of the Africa Development International Forum, organized by the Africa Development Club of the Attijariwafa bank group, will be chaired by His Excellency Mr. President, Retired Brigadier, Mr. Julius Maada Bio, from the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Accompanied by a strong delegation, the President of Sierra Leone, Brigadier Retirement, Julius Maada Bio, will chair the launch of this edition; centered on:
- economic advocacy with regard to intra-African integration
- the networking of countries and investors in the Investment Market; and
- connecting more than 1,500 economic operators from 20 countries of the continent with pre-arranged B to B meetings.
Sierra Leone will also be strong in the Investment Market. The delegation includes the Minister of Finance, Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Peter Bayuku Konteh, and the President and CEO Mr. Lexmond Koroma of Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA). The delegation will present the National Development Plan of Sierra Leone (MTNDP) as well as investment opportunities in key sectors, with high growth, in order to achieve its objectives
The Investment Market this year invites Sierra Leone, guest of honor, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco and Rwanda.
Committed to the service of an advancing Africa, Sierra Leone, through its participation under the leadership of the highest authority of the country, to the 6th
edition of the Africa Development International Forum, reflects the convergence of views, at the highest levels of private and public actors in favor of South-South cooperation, and active African solidarity.
The Africa Development International Forum is considered as a reference platform in Africa, reflecting the commitment of the economic and political community in intra-continental dynamics.
The Africa Development International Forum is an initiative born in 2010, led by one of the largest Pan African investment funds on the continent, Al Mada, a leading shareholder of Attijariwafa bank. Since its creation, the Forum has brought together over 7,500 operators from 36 countries and generated more than 17,000 B to B meetings.
The President of Equatorial Guinea, the Secretary General of OPEC and 20 African Ministers of Oil and Gas will host Africa’s largest gathering in the energy sector. The Cape VII congress and exhibition of the African Organization of Petroleum Producers, to be held from April 2 to 5 in Malabo, is expected to bring together the top officials of the oil and gas sector, the main ministers of energy of the continent and international political leaders.
President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea and Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, will speak at the seventh summit of the African Petroleum Producing Countries (APPO CAPE VII), scheduled to open on April 2 in Malabo.
- APPO Secretary-General Mahaman Laouan Gaya and Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, will brief on the fundamental reforms of the African Organization of Petroleum Producers.
- Similarly, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC; Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum and HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Forum for Gas Exporting Countries (GECF) will speak at APPO CAPE VII
- APPO CAPE VII should see the participation of more than 50 African oil ministries, national oil companies and private companies as exhibitors and sponsors.
The event will focus on policy reforms, Africa’s influence on the geopolitics of energy, and strengthening cooperation among African countries. In total, the conference will bring together more than 20 African governments, more than a dozen national oil companies and more than 50 exhibitors and sponsors.
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, President of the African Petroleum Producers Organization and Minister of State for Petroleum of the Republic of Nigeria, will outline the fundamental reforms of the APPO and its goal of creating a pool of African oil producers on the international scene. . New discoveries in Africa, from Mozambique to Namibia to Namibia, Senegal and Mauritania, have sparked renewed interest in exploration and production in Africa, which means that the APPO is ready to welcome new producers.
Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC; Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum and HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Forum for Gas Exporting Countries (GECF) will also speak at the OPPA summit.
In a context in which Africa is playing an increasingly important role in OPEC’s discussions following the entry of Equatorial Guinea into the cartel in 2017, the Malabo Summit will establish the exchange program of African producers with producers and global markets in 2019 and beyond.
Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, and Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Hydrocarbon Mines, will present the Year of Energy in Equatorial Guinea in 2019. The small country of the Gulf of Guinea has played a leading role on the international scene by joining OPEC, helping to stabilize the market and promote pan-African cooperation in the oil and gas sectors.
The LNG2Africa initiative, for example, focuses on domestic gas upgrading, regional infrastructure development and gas export from Africa to Africa. The 2019 Year of Energy celebrates regional cooperation in Africa and revolves around a series of events taking place in Malabo throughout the year.
Various African ministers are expected in Malabo. They include Tarek El-Molla, Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum, Jeff Radebe, South Africa’s Minister of Energy; Pascal Houangni Ambouroué, Minister of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons of Gabon; Abdourahmane Cissé, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Development of Renewable Energies of Côte d’Ivoire will address the issue of oil and gas infrastructure and regional cooperation within the OPPA.