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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Signs Eight Landmark Agreements for Cooperation with the Public and Private Sectors during the 47th IsDB Group Annual Meeting in Egypt

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Lender Team (IsDB), these days signed 8 strategic agreements to cooperate with the general public and personal sectors.  Four agreements had been signed with different Egyptian Ministries as effectively as 4 agreements with Cameroon, Senegal, and Uzbekistan, and the African Import and Export Financial institution (Afreximbank).

The Arrangement was signed at the 47th Yearly Meetings of the Islamic Progress Bank Group in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the presence of Egypt’s Prime MinisterH.E Dr. Mustafa Madbouly,,  H.E, Dr. Hala El-Explained, Minister of Organizing and Economic Growth of Egypt, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Islamic Advancement Bank and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges System (AATB), and H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Jasser, President of the Islamic Progress Bank Team.  The agreements were signed with H.E. Ms. Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Field, H.E Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Worldwide Cooperation, and Dr. Hisham Tawfiq, Minister of Public Company Sector.   The other 4 agreements were being signed by personal and general public sector reps in collaborating countries: Cameroon, Senegal, and Uzbekistan, as perfectly as Afreximbank.

The US$6 billion settlement signed with the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Ministry of Global Cooperation to renew a 5-12 months framework agreement was the greatest in phrases of greenback quantities.  The renewal is an extension of the Framework Settlement signed in 2018 to meet up with Egypt’s meals and vitality requires.

The Agreements signed with the ministries and associations were with the Ministry of Trade and Market, the Ministry of Planning and Financial Improvement, and the Egyptian Exporters Association (Expolink) announcing the conditions of the establishment of the Export Academy under the umbrella of the second stage of the Help for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS). The other agreements had been signed by users of the AATB Program which include Afreximbank, The Intercontinental Islamic Trade, and Finance Company (ITFC), and The Islamic Investment decision Insurance policies and Export Credit score Corporation (ICIEC) to assist the Program’s motion system in the Arab Republic of Egypt to expand Egyptian exports to African marketplaces.  The AATB method operates to aid Egypt’s initiatives to boost the existence of Egyptian exports in African marketplaces and to benefit from the African Continental Totally free Trade Arrangement (AfCFTA).  The proposed things to do of the Software consist of arranging Egyptian trade missions for a selection of African countries, supporting the participation of Egyptian companies in a amount of financial forums and trade fairs in African international locations, as well as supporting the participation of Egyptian corporations in a quantity of workshops and conferences of exporters and importers.  The goal is to protected increased Egyptian exports and financial commitment projects in Africa, as nicely as offering funding and export credit score coverage for Egyptian exports to African markets.

The fourth arrangement also came as a letter of intent which was signed with the Ministry of Community Enterprise Sector to enhance Egyptian exports of SMEs by developing a framework for cooperation to improve trade among Egypt and Africa in cooperation involving Jusoor and the Arab Africa Trade Bridges System.  The letter of intent identifies places of cooperation to help trade finance and trade improvement and offer advisory products and services to the Jusoor Firm of the Ministry of General public Small business Sector, which aims to boost bilateral trade amongst Egypt and African nations around the world in many sectors these types of as cotton, as effectively as logistics, fiscal and insurance policy products and services for exporters and importers.

The remaining four agreements have been with representatives of the private and public sector executives in Cameroon, Senegal, Uzbekistan, and the Afreximbank. For the first arrangement, it was signed with Senegal on the financing of Murabaha worthy of €115 million to aid the order of refined petroleum items to strengthen the electrical power sector in Senegal.  The signing demonstrates ITFC’s commitment to promoting trade concerning OIC member countries.

The US$24 million 2nd settlement was with Orient Finans Bank, one particular of the Corporation’s partners in Uzbekistan.  The goal of the plan is to support the trade finance wants of the personal sector and SME prospects, as properly as to endorse women’s entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan. Beneath the arrangement, ITFC will deliver US$24 million in two separate segments, 50 % of which will be allocated to satisfy the developing desire for Shariah-compliant trade funding concerning the private sector and purchasers of the Bank’s SMEs.   The other 50 % will be allotted to meet up with the financing requires of Shariah-compliant trade for females in company. 

The third settlement is an €8 million line of the funding agreement and was signed with the Afriland First Lender in Cameroon to help the needs of the Bank’s clientele to obtain funding methods for financed and unfunded trade across crucial sectors these types of as energy and agribusiness. The agreement is aligned with accomplishing the UNSDGs, especially Range 8 (respectable operate and economic development), and amount nine (market, innovation, and infrastructure). The agreement was signed by Mr. Youssoufa Booba, Government Vice President of Afriland Very first Bank in Cameroon, and Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC.

Ultimately, a fourth agreement was signed conditions paper concerning Afreximbank and ITFC to mandate ITFC to elevate a US$250 million financing facility that will assistance Afreximbank’s trade finance plan founded to deal with the results of the Ukrainian crisis on Africa (UKAFPA).   Under the agreement, the Corporation will strengthen the Bank’s capacity to assistance its shoppers in taking part member nations around the world acquire items, notably commodities that are going through a surge in price tag inflation in the world industry. Afreximbank’s UKAFPA application is built to relieve the financial difficulties ensuing from the conflict that led to a global meals crisis next the devastating pandemic, coinciding with the world’s starting to arise from the pandemic.  ITFC’s help actions will also boost South-South trade, deepening economic relations amongst Africa and Arab nations.

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