February 12, 2019 / 9:34 AM / 11 days ago

Rwanda's trade minister says she hopes all AU countries will join FTA within five years

DUBAI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Rwanda’s minister for trade and industry said on Tuesday she hopes all 55 African Union countries will have signed up to a continental free trade agreement within the next five years.

The agreement will come into force this year, said Soraya Hakuziyaremye, speaking on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai

She also said trade tensions between the United States an China are a concern for African countries. (Reporting by Alexander Cornwell: Writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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