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High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Anthony Johnson will attend the launch of a new London-based African and Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, at the House of Commons on January 19.

The event will see High Commissioners and Ambassadors from more than 40 Caribbean and African countries meeting with Members of Parliament, business leaders, economists and journalists.

African and Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, London, (ACCCE London) aims to work closely with Government and developmental agencies internationally, to support and empower black and minority-led businesses in the London and South East region.

The London launch follows on the success of the African and Caribbean Chamber launched in Bristol/South West in 2009. ACCCE London will facilitate trading between the UK and African and Caribbean countries and members will benefit from regular networking opportunities, business advice, and a range of training and mentoring programmes.

Executive Chairman of ACCCE, Fola Kudehinbu said the Bristol group has completed a number of successful export visits to Nigeria, South Africa and Jamaica with UK Trade and Invest, and the aim is for ACCCE London to continue to strengthen and improve trading links with African and Caribbean countries.