Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, in his determination to rebuild the state has led a delegation on a trade and investment working visit to the Russia-Africa Conference and the Annual General Meeting of the AfrExim Bank.

According to a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Chibuike Oyeukwu, the conference and meetings associated with it, would take place between June 20 and 22, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

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AfrExim Bank is an export-import bank that supports the expansion, diversification, promotion and development of intra-and inter-African trade. The meeting will be a melting pot for international fund custodians, fund managers, investors as well as multi-lateral finance agencies.

According to the statement, the trip is vital for the state to provide out-of-the-box funding for economic and industrial development, by  establishing a viable credit line with favourable conditions, promoting investments in Imo for critical sectors, such as critical infrastructure, technical education, healthcare, recreation and power.

He was accompanied by a small delegation of key government functionaries, prominent industrialists and entrepreneurs of Imo extraction.