South African companies keen to invest in Ethiopia

South African investors and representatives of companies have expressed their readiness to invest in Ethiopia and do business with.

A South African business delegation comprising 22 investors and representatives of companies are currently in Ethiopia to explore investment potentials and opportunities in the country, particularly in manufacturing, agro-processing, energy and construction sectors.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael met with the South African Business Delegation on Monday (March 6, 2017) and briefed them on investment prospects in Ethiopia. 

Dr. Aklilu  underscored that the delegation's current move will promote Ethiopia's aspiration to boost the intra Africa trade and enhance south-south cooperation.

He said, "Ethiopia attracts investors from China and Turkey as well as the US and Europe; nevertheless we would like to also promote south-south economic cooperation between African countries."

Touching upon the huge investment potentials in Ethiopia, the State Minister said, "Ethiopia's geographic location, its active membership in regional and bilateral trade agreements, including various other platforms with the U.S, EU and COMESA region, and the favorable investment policies make it an attractive investment destination."

Ethiopia's young and productive work force which accounts for 60 percent of the population also offers significant comparative advantages to investors, he added.

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Ethiopia and Canada expressed their readiness to foster their bilateral and partnership relations, Office of the President disclosed.

President Sahle-Work Zewde met Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in Vancouver, Canada, on June 5/2019 in which, the two sides have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between Ethiopia and Canada.

President Sahelework said that Canada has been a true and strong partner of Ethiopia even in times of intricacies.

The President further noted the importance of strengthening the bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his appreciation for the President Sahlework’s attendance at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and for her leadership on advancing gender equality for Ethiopians.

Noting that Ethiopia is undergoing a transformational process, Prime Minister Trudeau assured President Sahlework of Canada’s support.

The two leaders discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s organizations to drive lasting change and welcomed the launch of the Equality Fund. 

The Prime Minister noted Ethiopia’s continued commitment to building peace in the Horn of Africa, making a strong contribution to stability and prosperity in the region.

President Sahlework and Premier Trudeau talk of their shared commitment to advancing Women, Peace and Security and support for the Elsie Initiative. 

Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the recent significant reforms and transformation in Ethiopia and took note of the elections planned for 2020.  

They discussed the importance of investing in infrastructure to support growth and change. 

The two leaders noted the deep and warm relationship between Canada and Ethiopia, reflected in strong people-to-people ties and shared values of diversity and inclusion.

Both leaders agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation and committed to staying in close contact.

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ቫንኮቨር የሚገኙት ፕሬዝደንት ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ ከካናዳው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ጀስቲን ትሩዶ ጋር ተገናኝተው በሁለትዮሽ ጉዳዮች ላይ ተነጋግረዋል ።
ካናዳ በተለያዩ አስቸጋሪ ሁኔታዎች ሳይቀር የኢትዮጵያ ጠንካራ አጋር መሆኗን ፕሬዝደንት ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ ተናግረዋል። ሁለቱ ሀገራት በትብብር መስራት የሚችሏቸው ብዙ ተግባራት መኖራቸውን የጠቀሱት ፕሬዝደንት ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ በተለይም ኢኮኖሚያዊ ትስስሩን ለማጠናከር ኢትዮጵያ ቁርጠኛ መሆኗን አመልክተዋል።
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ጀስቲን ትሩዶ ኢትዮጵያ በአስቸጋሪ ሁኔታ ውስጥ ወደ ተሻለ መንገድ ለመሸጋገር የያዘችውን ጥረት ሀገራቸው እንደምታደንቅ ነው የገለጹት። ሂደቱንም ለመደገፍ ካናዳ ድጋፏን ትቀጥላለች ብለዋል።

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Date and Time to meet H.E. President Sahle-work Zewde in Vancouver, Canada is now public.

Date:- June 2nd, 2019.

Time:- 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm (Please be reminded that the time we communicated earlier this week is changed and this is the correct time to meet H.E. the President).

Venue:- Fairmont, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Star Sapphire A Ballroom

Address:- 1038 Canada place, Vancouver, BC, V6C OB9

NB:- H.E. President Sahle-work Zewde encourages all families to bring their children especially girls to the gathering.

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ክብርት የኢፌዲሪ ፕሬዚዳንት ሣህለወርቅ ዘውዴ በቫንኩቬር ከተማ ከዳያስፖራ አባላት ጋር የሚያደርጉት ውይይት ቀን፣ ቦታ እና ሰዓት ታውቋል።

ቀን፡- ጁን 2 ቀን 2019 ዓ.ም.

ሰዓት፡- 6፡00 pm- 8:30 pm (ከዚህ ቀደም በተላለፈው መልእክት የተቀመጠው ሰዓት ላይ ማስተካከያ ተደርጓል)።

ቦታ፡- Fairmont, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Star Sapphire A Ballroom

አድራሻ፡- 1038 Canada place, Vancouver, BC, V6C OB9

ማሳሰቢያ፡- ክብርት ፕሬዚዳንት በመድረኩ ላይ ለምትገኙ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ቤተሰቦች በሙሉ ልጆቻችሁን (በተለይ ሴት ልጆቻችሁን) ይዛችሁ እንድትገኙ መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል።


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H.E. Nasise Chali Jira, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopiapresented her credential to the the Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette.

In a colorful ceremony held today May 28, 2019 at Rideau Hall (Government House since 1867), Ambassador Nasise submitted her letter of accreditation to the Governor General of Canada.

During the occasion, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette welcomed the Ambassador to Canada and stated that the bilateral relation between Canada and Ethiopia is historical and the two countries enjoy excellent relations.

She also mentioned that the two countries share similar views on mutually important issues and work together to advance common agendas at international forums. She wished the Ambassador a success during her tenure.

Ambassador Nasise on her part expressed her gratitude for the warm and cordial welcome accorded to her by the Government and People of Canada and promised to contribute in strengthening the already existing excellent relations between the two countries.

The diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Canada was established in 1965.

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