Mali: The Netherlands gives Mali 300,000 euro for investment forum

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Netherlands is to contribute about 200 million CFA Francs, or 300,000 euro, to the organisation of the 'Invest in Mali' forum, an international meeting aimed at promoting investment in the West African country. The forum is scheduled for Bamako on 7-8 December.

The document for the funds was signed on Tuesday in Bamako by the Malian minister of Promotion of Private Sector and Investments, Konimba Sidibé and the Netherlands ambassador in Mali, Jolke Oppewal.

The organisation of the Forum, which is estimated at 1.5 billion CFA Franc, or 2.25 million euro, aims particularly to raise funds for projects in the strategic development sectors in Mali.

It will bring together government representatives, bilateral and multilateral institutions, large international firms, Malians of the Diaspora, private investors and prominent foreign personalities.

According to Mr Sidibé, the forum targets essentially Mali’s economic regeneration by raising funds for investment in priority development sectors and contribute to improve the living conditions of the population.

It has four major goals - make investment opportunities known; change the story about Mali; get potential investors know the business environment of our country; and develop strategic ties with private operators in the priority development domains - he said.
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27 september 2017 11:37:30

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