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MATRADE organises trade capacity programme for African officials

KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is organising the Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) for the sixth time to enhance trade relations between Malaysia and African countries.

Organised by Matrade and Foreign Affairs Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency, the programme began on Sept 16 and lasted until 27 with twelve participants from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Among the programmes line up are knowledge sharing session on trade promotion, visit various government agencies as well as study visits to successful Malaysian companies to understand the ecosystem of trade development in Malaysia, the trade agency said in a statement.

In conjunction with TCTP, MATRADE will also organise a seminar on Exploring Business Opportunities in Africa, with the TCTP participants sharing insights on doing business in Africa, business and investment climate as well as challenges in the market.

MATRADE sees TCTP as not solely for capacity building but also to bridge potential linkages to assist MATRADE’s programmes in Africa as well as Malaysian companies interested to penetrate this continent, it added.

Malaysia’s trade with Africa stood at RM31.43 billion in 2018.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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