Oramah, who was addressing King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini on 31 May when he led an Afreximbank
delegation to visit the King during a two-day state visit to the Kingdom, was briefing him on a joint declaration which Afreximbank
signed earlier in the day with officials of the Kingdom.
According to Oramah, the China Development Bank facility will enable Afreximbank
support trade-enabling infrastructure projects across Africa.
Amer pointed out that the CBE has paid $4.6bn since early November, noting that after adding the last $600m that will be paid on Monday, the total of what has been paid is $5.2bn, including $3.2bn to Afreximbank
and $2bn to other international banks.
"This syndicated facility helps position Afreximbank
to strengthen its role in the development of trade between Africa and the rest of the world, in particular China and the rest of the Far East," said Denys Denya, Afexim's Executive Vice President in charge of Finance, Administration and Banking Services.
During the first phase, which ended in November 2013, Afreximbank
delivered 10 Embraer-190 aircraft to the airline as part of a delivery schedule that began in August 2012.
He added that JBIC had found in Afreximbank
a valuable, strong and credible partner to help it with its mission to grow its level of activity in Africa in line with the broader Japan-Africa initiatives being driven by the Japanese government.
'Nigeria supports the bank immensely and we continue to appreciate her contributions and role in the growth of Afreximbank
Speaking during the signing of the agreement at the Afreximbank
President Jean-Louis Ekra told the Minister that the Bank shared the desire of President Joseph Kabila of the DRC to achieve increased value addition to goods being exported to from the country, saying the Bank already had facilities that could help to address that challenge as well as facilities to assist in other areas, once the membership was activated.
In the interest of convenience, economic conference participants will have access to the Afreximbank
AM 2019 app, which will allow them to directly contact and arrange meetings with any delegate who has also enabled this feature.
He added that the initiative would provide a platform for the realisation of Afreximbank
's strategic objectives in line with its strategy, 'IMPACT 2021: AFRICA TRANSFORMED.'
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank
) has granted a $300m financing facility to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to support Egypt's industrialisation efforts.