COMESA celebrates 25 years

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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA, is celebrating 25 years since it was established in 1994 to succeed the Preferential Trade Area (PTA).
More than 300 delegates, led by Ministers and their representatives from the 21 Member States are in Lusaka, Zambia to attend the celebrations hosted alongside the annual COMESA Policy Organs meetings.
Key activities lined-up includes a gala where high-level panel discussions will take place, reflecting on the past and the future of COMESA. Immediate former Deputy Chair of the African Union Mr. Erastus Mwencha, who is also a former Secretary General of COMESA will be among panelists.