Africa-Israel Chamber of Commerce to be launched in Israel in August

At the 2015 Africa Leadership Summit in Jerusalem, are, from the left, Franz de Jager Cape Town, Steve Swart MP,  Luise Swart, Olga Meshoe, Dr Emmanuel Mueba, and Bishop Daniel Mueba from the DRC, representing French-speaking countries in Africa.

The Africa-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) will be launched at the 2017 Africa Leadership Summit(ALS) in Jerusalem in August, to strengthen business links between the two nations.

The vision for the AICC was birthed at the 2015 ALS and a think-tank team has met several times since to work on the vision, mission, goals, strategy and structure of the chamber, which will be officially launched on the final day of the summit which runs from August 27 to 30, says the Institute of Christian Leadership Development (ICLD), which is hosting the event in partnership with other ministries in South Africa.

African businesses are also invited to participate in a trade and investment mission jointly hosted by the ALS and the Israel Trade Office. B2B meetings between African companies and their Israeli counterparts will be arranged during the summit.

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The ALS, which held its first two-yearly meeting in Jerusalem in 2013, brings African leaders from various sectors together to focus on “connecting Africa to God’s way, God’s word and the replicating of the Abrahamic mantle for the discipleship of African nations”, says the ICLD.

“ALS is building a highway to connect every city and sector of society in Africa to Israel. AICC is for the business highway,” says Pastor Olusegun Olanipekun, leader of the ICLD.

A book of petition signatures affirming Jerusalem as the eternal home of the people of Israel and the Christian faith, will be presented to the prime minister of Israel at the opening function to mark the celebration of 50 years of the unification of Jerusalem.

The ALS which will take place at Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem, will include leadership sessions covering biblical perspectives on the political and economic development of nations and teachings from Messianic believers in Israel. There will also be a prophetic prayer tour of Israel.

More information about the ALS and the AICC / trade mission (registration closes on June 30) are available from and or by calling 012 803 5877. See also

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