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The entry into force of the Africa Continental Free trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on 1st January 2021, is the most significant milestone in Africa’s integration agenda, covering a market of close to 1.27 billion people and a combined Gross Domestic Product of over US$ 2.5 trillion. It therefore, offers a golden opportunity with potential to open new horizons for regional economic cooperation in Africa. This was said by His Excellency, the President, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi during the official opening of the 49th SADC PF Plenary Assembly, today (25th June 2021). 

The theme of the three- day virtual session is ‘’Leveraging the AfCFTA for post-COVID Economic Recovery in Southern Africa: The Role of SADC Parliamentary Forum and National Parliaments’’.