German envoy calls for free movements, trade liberalization in Africa


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Dennis Peprah, GNA Special Correspondent in Morocco

Rabat (Morocco), Sept. 11, GNA – Dr Gotz
Schmidt-Bremme, the German Ambassador to Morocco, has called for free movements
of Africa people to facilitate rapid socio-economic growth and development of
the continent.

He said free country to country movements in
Africa would enhance trade liberalization and promote entrepreneurship
development that would facilitate continental progress.

“Africa countries must not block each other,
but capitalise on the huge economic potentials to develop the continent”, Dr
Schmidt-Bremme said this when he interacted with journalists attending a
five-day Media and Migration school, underway Rabat, Morocco.

Dubbed: “Journalism in a global
context-challenge migration”, the event is being organized in close partnership
with the Africa Institute of Media, Migration and Development (AIMMAD), the AMI
and Goethe Institute with funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

It aimed at building bridges between
journalists in Europe and Africa on migration.

Dr Schmidt-Bremme said Africa has huge
economic potential and leaders on the continent could easily identify, harness
and tap such potential for socio-economic growth and transformation if they
improve on inner cooperation.

“Africa leaders must be able to market their
own economic potentials through trade liberalization” he added.