The African Union (AU) highlighted on Tuesday the need to urgently seek ways to boost trade through the active participation of member states in regional development projects.

In this regard, a two-day meeting will be held next week in Nairobi, Kenya, which will bring together business leaders from all Africa, said the AU through a statement.

The meeting will focus on a quick follow-up of the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), as well as the preparation of the investment community in the continent with a view to appropriately exploiting the potential of this agreement.

According to the African Union, the meeting is timely and relevant to face the obstacles existing in promoting intra-African exchange.