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Leader of African trade bloc issues call for Asian investors

Mene moves to boost Turkish investment in Africa during Istanbul summit

ISTANBUL -- The secretary-general of the African Continental Free Trade Area wants Asian investors to seize the opportunity offered by the continent's 1.3 billion people and $3.4 trillion economic bloc.

Wamkele Mene of South Africa attended the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul, where he sat down with Nikkei Asia for an interview Saturday. From Africa, 16 heads of state and more than 100 ministers attended the summit.

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