New regional roads, ports, airports and power generation schemes for Africa
The regional integration of Africa, for which infrastructures are concrete tools, is being discussed today at the conference 'Join up Africa' in London. Commissioner Andris Piebalgs stated that 'one of the major obstacles to regional integration is the lack of infrastructures. The EU is supporting rapid construction of infrastructures allowing countries to be connected and to make exchanges'. Panels also included following speakers - Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Gareth Thomas, Minister of State of the UK Department for International Development, Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank and others.
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