Germany deepens ties with Africa on automotive industry development

The Guardian Nigeria | Jan 15, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • The partnership-based cooperation between VDA and AAAM promises to be mutually beneficial.
  • It will help the automotive industry to improve access to sometimes difficult markets, even as it is in the interest of German development policy to improve Africa’s local prospects by pulling in the private sector, and to create sustainable jobs and sustainable mobility in partner countries.
  • For the VDA, cooperation with Africa focuses on expanding the sustainability agenda beyond products and production to include energy sources, such as e-fuels (fuels from renewable energy) and digital mobility solutions; increasing trade volume and investment; and further opening market access for manufacturers and suppliers.