AliBaba  Jack Ma is planning his first visit to Africa and wants to speak to the youth

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Explaining the purpose of Mr. Ma’s visit, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr.Mukhisa Kituyi, said they wanted to inspire a new generation.

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Jack Ma, chairman of commerce Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that he will visit Africa for the first time as he seeks opportunities to collaborate with African countries.

Speaking at the United Nations (UN) e-Commerce Week in Geneva on Tuesday, the enigmatic billionaire  who also serves as a special advisor to the UNCTAD, revealed his intention to meet African political leaders and youth during his visit to Rwanda in July

"I think with the support of Dr.Kithuli it will be my first trip to Africa.I am looking forward to it with very high expectations.

"I will bring with me a very large group of Chinese business leaders looking for opportunities we can partner with Africa."

play Jack Ma, speaking at the United Nations (UN) e-Commerce Week in Geneva on Tuesday

 

"But the very important thing is that I will have a chance to talk to the young people in Africa,entrepreneurs and ten African presidents. I would love to talk e-commerce,payment,education and environmental protection."

Further explaining the purpose of Mr.Ma’s visit, the Secretary -General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr.Mukhisa Kituyi, said they wanted to inspire a new generation.

"In Kigali ,Rwanda we will meet with 10 African presidents during which  we will launch joint initiatives. Most importantly we will try to inspire the youth but also to oblige political leaders that they have a responsibility to creating an enabling environment to realise the potential that exists among the youth of their countries."

The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development has joined forces with Mr. Ma to create “e-Trade for All,” a program designed to make it easier for people tin developing countries to start a business online.