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UK appoints new trade commissioner to Africa

The United Kingdom has announced the appointment of Mr John Humphrey as the new Trade Commissioner to lead the UK-Africa trade and investment relationship.

According to NAN, the British High Commission in Nigeria made this known via a statement on Thursday.

It stated that the new Trade Commissioner for Africa would be responsible for the generation of business opportunities for the UK while also contributing to the growth of sustainable, resilient, and productive economies across the African continent.

The International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, stated, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of John Humphrey as the new Trade Commissioner for Africa, joining our international network of HMTCs across the globe.

“John will be an asset to DIT in Africa; championing Global Britain and helping UK businesses to succeed in new markets, from Tunisia to Tanzania, Senegal to South Africa.”

Reacting to the appointment, Humphrey said the appointment would afford him the opportunity to continue the work of enabling the British business and investors to discover the remarkable African continent and generate long term, mutually prosperous relationship.

“It is a great honour and hugely exciting to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa. Africa is a diverse, vibrant, innovative and abundant continent that is home to over 1.3 billion, mainly young, people and accounts for 20% of the world’s land mass.

“As someone who spent my most memorable childhood years in Africa, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the Department for International Trade’s vital work enabling British businesses and investors to discover this remarkable continent and to generate long-term, mutually prosperous relationships,” he added

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