South African President, Jacob Zuma, Welcomes The World Economic Forum

President Jacob Zuma has extended a warm welcome to all delegates at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban.

Jacob Zuma, 2009 World Economic Forum on Africa-9

Pretoria – The Presidency on Tuesday said the forum will take place from Wednesday and conclude on Friday.The delegates include Heads of State and Government from the African continent, global captains of industry and commerce and civil society leadership.

They will meet at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban under the theme ‘Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership’.

According to the Presidency, WEF on Africa will deliberate on important issues relating to the achievement of inclusive economic growth globally and with specific focus on Africa.

President Zuma said he welcomes all the delegates to this important gathering, adding that he believes that it came at an opportune time for South Africa and the continent, when the world economy is beginning to pick up.

“We hope that the forum will discuss vigorously the issue of the development of Africa especially infrastructure development. We are also happy that leaders will look at youth development because Africa is a very youthful continent.

“Africa’s large youth population presents the continent with an historic opportunity that must be fully taken advantage of. We will benefit from the youth dividend if young Africans are skilled, healthy, participating in a democracy as active citizens and participating in the productive labour force.

“We trust that delegates will ensure that opportunities for the youth remain foremost in their discussions,” said President Zuma.

The President said he was pleased that WEF in Africa 2017 would also focus specifically on issues that include education, skills and employment, entrepreneurship, energy, infrastructure and development finance, and also combating, adapting to and building resilience against climate change, and science, technology and innovation.

[Source: South African Government News Agency (SAnews.gov.za) -/- Media Relations]
[Photo Credits: inserted by openeyesopinion.com credits embedded]

###








Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 openeyesopinion.com
Share This Post
Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Reddit0Pin on Pinterest0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on LinkedIn0Digg thisShare on Yummly0Share on Tumblr0Buffer this pagePrint this pageEmail this to someone





Related News

  • The ‘Inter-American Development Bank’ Reports An Increase In Latin American And Caribbean Exports
  • Hungary’s Automotive Industry Is A Bright Spot In The Economy
  • Air Cargo Rates Being Reduced Will Stimulate Rwanda Perishable Exports
  • Viet Nam Calls Upon Trade Ministers From The 21 APEC Member Economies To Step Up Efforts In The Asia-Pacific Region
  • The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Is Home To Almost 200 Wealth And Asset Managers, Largest Fund Regime In The Region
  • EU Trade In Services Down For A Third Consecutive Year
  • President Donald Trump – Three Days In Saudi Arabia Meeting Muslim Leaders
  • General Motors Exits South Africa
  • New Trade And Growth Data Offer Positive Signs For Asia-Pacific Economies
  • The ‘EU-Singapore Deal’ Might Not Be The EU’s Most Lucrative Or Controversial, But It Could Prove To Be Its Most Legally Significant
  • Hungary Signs Off On Another Trade Agreement In China
  • What Is The European Commission Doing Against Illegal Ivory Trade In The European Union?
  • China Hosts Over 100 World Leaders To Support Its Plan To Build A ‘Trade And Infrastructure Network’ Across Eurasia And Africa
  • U.S. – China Economic Cooperation With A 100-day Action Plan
  • World Aviation Leaders Meet In Dubai To Discuss Global Airports Outlook 2026
  • South Africa – ‘Department Of Trade And Industry’ To Lead Trade Mission To Iran And United Arab Emirates