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African countries call for inclusive global tax system

African countries have called for an equitable and inclusive global tax system in the United Nations.

The continent stated that a new framework convention on international tax cooperation had become necessary to rectify the historical imbalance in global tax governance and offer a more equitable platform for dialogue and decision-making.

The leader of the African Group and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zambia at the United Nations, Dr Chola Milambo, said the proposal of a Framework Convention on International Tax Cooperation was not a mere policy document but a beacon of hope for developing countries that have long sought a voice in the shaping of international tax norms.

Milambo, who addressed a news conference with other permanent representatives at the United Nations in New York, stated that the proposed framework convention would promote fairness and inclusivity…

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