What is Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)?
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meaning
| note – formerly known as Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA)|
established – treaty signed 5 November 1993; treaty ratified 8 December 1994
aim – recognizing, promoting and protecting fundamental human rights, commitment to the principles of liberty and rule of law, maintaining peace and stability through the promotion and strengthening of good neighborliness, commitment to peaceful settlement of disputes among member states
members – (19) Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html