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.

Eritrea’s President Isayas Afewerki has arrived in the town of Hawassa in Southern Ethiopia to visit the country’s flagship industrial park on July 14/2018.

The President has received a warm welcome from officials of the regional government, religious leaders and community elders and residents of the town upon his arrival.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other high level federal government officials have also accompanied Isayas, arrived this morning in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, to Hawassa.

In Hawassa, President Isayas will visit the Hawassa Industrial Park, which is the largest specialized apparel and textile park on the continent.

Ethiopia inaugurated its largest industrial park in July 2016 to meet its development target and create enough job opportunities for the young population.

By building the park, which expected to employ 60,000 people at full capacity, Ethiopia has targeted to generate one billion USD annually once the park starts operations at its full potential.

Eritrea, once part of Ethiopia has gained its independence in 1993 after years of rebel warfare.

A border war broke between the two countries in 1998 that Eritrean troops invaded Ethiopia in May1998. The two-year war, which is the bloodiest in Africa, resulted in the death of more than 70,000 servicemen.

The countries ceased fire in the year 2000 following the signing of the Algiers peace agreement.

President Isaias’ visit to Addis Ababa is a daring move to end the two decade border standoff and re-establish diplomatic ties and reinforce economic ties.

The visit comes after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a historic trip to Eritrea last weekend, setting off the restoration of diplomatic ties.

The thaw began when the Prime Minister Abiy announced Ethiopia would fully implement a peace deal that ended a two-year border war signed in 2000.

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afeworki has received a warm welcome by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon arrival in Addis Ababa on July 14/2018.

Residents of Addis Ababa and its surrounding are also out in the streets to welcome President Isayas, who visited Ethiopia after two decades.

This is the first time for President Isaias Afewerki, who started his three-day state visit, to visit Ethiopia since 1996.

President Isaias’ visit to Addis Ababa is a daring move to end the two decade border standoff and re-establish diplomatic ties and reinforce economic ties.

The visit is expected to add momentum to the process started to normalize the relationship between the two countries.

During his stay in Ethiopia, the President will attend the reopening of Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa and visit Hawasa Industrial Parks.

The visit comes after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a historic trip to Eritrea last weekend, setting off the restoration of diplomatic ties.

The thaw began when the Prime Minister Abiy announced Ethiopia would fully implement a peace deal that ended a two-year border war signed in 2000.

During Abiy’s visit to Eritrea, leaders of the two countries inked a comprehensive agreement to end hostilities, re-establish diplomatic and economic ties.

The recent rapprochement between the two countries is aimed at ending two decades of hostility.

Following Abiy’s visit to Asmara, phone lines are restored and Ethiopian Airlines flights to Eritrea are scheduled to begin next week.

 
 
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will travel to the United States of America late July to hold discussions with Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin living in that country.

The visit is aimed at making the diaspora become part of the inclusive reform and engage in the development and growth of the country as well as in economic, social and bulding democracy, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The public gatherings will be held in Washington DC and Los Angeles in July 28 and 29, 2018, it was learned.

The motto of the forums is: “Break the wall, Build the Bridge.”

Foreign Affairs State Minister, Birtukan Ayano said all Ethiopian Diasporas are invited to take part in the discussions, irrespective of political views, religion, and ethnicity.

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 አገራችን ከአሁን ቀደም ባልታየ መልኩ ባለፉት ጥቂት ወራት ውስጥ ከፍተኛ የለውጥ እርምጃ ተወስዶ በኢትዮጵያ ሰላም፣ ፍቅር፣ መቻቻልና ይቅርታ በማንገስ ብሔራዊ መግባባትን ፈጥሮ አገራችንን ከፍ ለማድረግ በመሠራት ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ በቅርቡም ክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ ለመላው የአገራችን ህዝቦች እንዲሁም በውጭ ለሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ ማህበረሰብ ይህንን የአንድነት፣ የፍቅር፣ የመቻቻል፣ የሰላምና የይቅርታ ዘመን ሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ ያገባኛል በሚል በመደመር አገራችንን ወደ ከፍታ ለማውጣት እንዲቻል የበኩሉን አስተዋፅኦ እንዲያደርግ ጥሪ ማቅረባቸው ይታወሳል።

ክቡር ጠ/ሚ/ር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ በአገር ውስጥ በተለያዩ ክልሎችና ከተሞች በመገኘት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ንግግር በማድረግ ህዝቡ በአገራችን ለተጀመረው የአንድነት፣ የፍቅር፣ የሰላም፣ የይቅርታ እንዲሁም ብሔራዊ መግባባት የማስፈን የበኩሉን አስተዋፅኦ እንዲያበረክት ጥሪ ማስተላለፋቸውና የተለያዩ የማህበረሰቡ ክፍሎች ማለትም የሃይማኖት አባቶችን፣ የተፎካካሪ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ መሪዎችን፣ አርቲስቶችን፣ የንግድ ማህበረሰቡን፣ ወዘተ በዚሁ አጀንዳ ዙሪያ አወያይተዋል። በቅርቡም ከኢትዮጵያ ውጭ ለሚገኙ የዳያስፖራ አባላት መልዕክት ለማስተላለፍ “ግንቡን እናፈርሳለን፣ ድልድዩን እንገነባለን” በሚል መሪ ቃል ሐምሌ 21 እና 22 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. /ጁላይ 28 እና 29/2018/ በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ እና በሎስአንጀለስ በመገኘት ዳያስፖራውን ፊት ለፊት ለማነጋገር ቀን ተቆርጦ የቅድመ - ዝግጅት ሥራ በመከናወን ላይ ይገኛል። በካናዳ የምትገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ አባላትም በክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትራችን ወደ ሰሜን አሜሪካ መምጣት እንኳን ደስ አላችሁ እያልን በሰሜን አሜሪካ በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ሐምሌ 21 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. እንዲሁም በሎስአንጀለስ ሐምሌ 22 ቀን 2010 በሚካሄዱ መድረኮች ላይ ክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ በቦታው ተገኝተው ለዳያስፖራው መልዕክት የሚያስተላልፉ ስለሆነ በስብሰባው ላይ እንድትሳተፉ ጥሪ የተላለፈላችሁ መሆኑን እንገልፃለን፡፡

በተጨማሪም በካናዳ ኦታዋ የሚገኘው የኢፌዲሪ ኤምባሲ በካናዳ ከሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልድ ኢትዮጵውያን የአመለካከት፣ የብሔር፣ የቋንቋ፣ የእምነትና የጾታ ልዩነት ሳይገድበው በአገራችን በመካሄድ ላይ ለሚገኘው ልማትና ሰላም እንዲሁም አገራችንን ከድህነት ለማውጣት በሚካሄደው ርብርብ በአዲስ ስሜት በአንድ ላይ በመደመር አስተዋፅኦ እንድናበረክትና በአገራዊ ጉዳዮቻችን ላይ ከሁላችሁም ጋር ተቀራርቦ ለመስራት ዝግጁ መሆኑን ይገልፃል። ይህንን ለማስተናገድ ለማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ኤምባሲው ክፍት መሆኑን ለማረጋገጥ ይወዳል። በአገራችን ጉዳይ ላይ ማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ለአገሩ የሚበጀውንና የበኩሉን ድርሻ እንዲያበረክት ጥሪ እያቀረብን ኤምባሲውና መላው ሠራተኞቹ በቅንነትና በታማኝነት በትብብር ለመሥራት ከፍተኞ ፍላጎትና ዝግጁነት ያለን መሆናችንን እናረጋግጣለን።

ግንቡን እናፈርሳለን፣ ድልድዩን እንገነባለን!

ሁላችንም ተደምረን አገራችንን ከፍ እናደርጋታለን!

በኦታዋ የኢፌዲሪ ኤምባሲ

Ethiopia has gained fruitful achievements in bilateral and multi-lateral spheres over the past 100 days since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In his regular weekly briefing he gave to journalists today, Spokesperson of the Ministry, Meles Alem said Ethiopia has witnessed a paradigm shift in the political, economic and social sectors over the past 100 days.

He added that the country has entered in to a ‘new marathon diplomacy’ which many countries were acknowledged and motivated to further cooperate with Ethiopia.

He added that the Asmera Declaration, a commitment to end hostility, is the biggest success obtained in the political diplomacy sector during the stated period.

The two countries which share common interest in various areas have reached to this remarkable stage without any interference from a third party.

According to Meles, the normalization process between the two countries would help to change the political alignment and geopolitics of the East African region.

The visit of the Prime Minister to a number of neighboring and Gulf countries is also among the activities that aimed to boost cooperation.

During his 100 days in office, the Prime Minister has exerted maximum effort to enhance bilateral cooperation and many countries have shown interest to engage in Ethiopia.

Some 36 well known companies from China, India, and Arab Emirates among others are expected to invest in manufacturing, agro-industry and extraction of mines as they already conducted feasibility study.

During 100 days Ethiopia has opened consular offices and embassy at The Hague, Netherlands and Tanzania to expand Ethiopia’s representation abroad.

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