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Addis Ababa to host 2013 AGOA Forum

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cocoa-treeThe US government announces Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, as the next host city for the 2013 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum.

To be held August 12-13, 2013, the theme for this year’s AGOA Forum is “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology”.

The Ministerial-level event will include a high level dialogue on the future of US-Africa trade and economic cooperation, according to the US State Department.

Officials say the Forum will be preceded by private sector and civil society programmes, as well as a programme arranged by the Ethiopian African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP), on August 10-11.

There will also be a US– sub-Saharan Africa Trade Exhibition to run concurrent with the Forum events, officials added.

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. kenadid R. Abdirahman

    I would like to participate to this upcoming AGOA Forum in Addis Ababa. As a Somali-American and a business owner with great interest in Technology and investment in Africa, I feel this would be an ideal opportunity to learn, investment and participate with like minded members.