Prime Minister at Africa-Europe Forum: the digital single market in Africa will strengthen the economic links with Europe

The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe provides a platform for cooperation in economic, commercial, business and investment dealings. The two-day summit was attended by heads of states and governments of African and European states, as well as representatives of numerous international organisations. The meeting of the European Union and African Union’s leaders was preceded by an economic forum attended by ca. 1,000 companies, including startups.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

Forum participants discussed the possibilities of reinforcing cooperation between the two continents in the filed of innovation and digitisation, as well as financing projects designed to improve living conditions in Africa and promote sustainable development. The Prime Minister’s participation in the summit was aimed at presenting the vision of the present and future cooperation between Africa and Europe. Africa is seen as the continent of the future – a quarter of the world’s population will live there by 2050. We wish to be present there now said Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Head of the Polish government participated, inter alia, in a discussion on cooperation in the digital age – Taking Cooperation to the Digital Age. During his address, the Prime Minister stressed that the digital single market in Africa will strengthen the economic links with Europe. The Prime Minister also commented on trade between Poland and African countries. Both the potential of Polish exports and imports, as well as the rapid growth of African countries show that the level of trade should definitely be increased he said. He further added that Poland’s market is open for products from Africa, and that the Polish government has been encouraging the investors from Poland to invest in Africa.

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