The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) annual conference kicks off on Thursday with the participation of 10 national leaders and 40 ministers from 24 African countries.
The forum، which is held under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi، will convene from 7-9 December in Sharm El Sheikh.
The event is being organized in cooperation with Egyptian Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation، and will see the participation of 1،500 high-profile executive managers and investors from 500 different African and international companies، COMESA director Heba Salama said.
Egypt is hosting the event as one of 20 COMESA member nations، with others including Burundi، the Democratic Republic of Congo، Ethiopia، Comoros، Djibouti، Libya and Sudan.
The Africa 2017 conference is intended to "bring together decision makers and businessmen from the continent، as well as international funders، providing a big opportunity for a better future for African countries،" Salama said.