Monaco’s chamber of commerce, the Monaco Economic Board, organised its second Africa Day forum on the theme “Strengthening ties, focusing on solutions” alongside the Club of Monegasque Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEMA).

a space for economic dialogue between Monaco and Africa Monday October 16, the Club of Monegasque Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEMA) The MEB, which regularly explores the opportunities offered by this continent, was a partner in this day of round tables and very enlightening interviews.

Guillaume Rose, Executive Director of MEB, opened the forum accompanied by Frédéric Geerts, President of CEMA, for a word of welcome and then participated in a panel during which he highlighted the importance of the African continent for the Monegasque economy, but also the role of the MEB in this context.

“The vision of business in Africa is often biased. Our goal is in particular to reassure businesses in the Principality by building commercial bridges in order to demonstrate that opportunities exist, and that these opportunities can be implemented with quality contacts.” Guillaume Rose took the example of Djibouti, while the President of the Chamber of Commerce Mr Youssouf Moussa Dawaleh also participated in this panel by videoconference.

After contacts at the diplomatic level, the first exchanges between economic entities took place in the form of a webinar. The Principality then welcomed a delegation before a trip to Djibouti in February this year. “Both in the Principality and in Djibouti, individual meeting sessions were held very smoothly with promising contacts.,” Mr Rose said.

On site, Monaco entrepreneurs received a very professional welcome, an economic forum, and even had the honuor of being received, alongside the CEMA, by the President of the Republic Mr Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. MEB mission members once again saw the extent to which African countries want to listen to Monaco, which has no conflicting past relations, so Monaco has a strong card to play, Mr Rose said.

Among the other topics covered in Monaco this week, the search for funds to develop in Africa, securing investments or even the challenges of infrastructure and logistics were debated always with the idea that for each challenge, there is a solution.