COMESA members urged to foster trade ties
Member states of the common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been challenged to find innovative ways to trade among each other.
The sixth COMESA annual research forum assistant secretary general of COMESA, Dr Kipyego Cheluget said there is need for member countries to embrace technology that will ensure faster growth of trade between members countries currently trade between comes countries stands at 12 billion dollars against a potential of 80 billion dollars.
The week-long forum is intended to share knowledge and deliberate on empirical issues on how to promote Intra-COMESA trade through innovation.
Over 80 leading academicians, trade experts from the public and private sector, policy think tanks, and innovators in science and technology from the COMESA member are among the delegates.