The second Ethio-Greek Business Forum kicked off in Addis Ababa. Present as the business forum opened were representatives of 14 anchor Greek companies that are interested in investing in Ethiopia. The sectors the investors are interested in vary from tourism to manufacturing, energy and infrastructure.
Dr. Aklilu, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaking during the opening ceremony, remarked that the long-standing diplomatic relations between the two countries should lay the foundation for strengthened ties in trade and investment. He also expressed his appreciation for the interest the Greek investors showed in being involved in agriculture, tourism, energy and food-processing. He once again reaffirmed the government’s readiness to support them.
Nikolaos Quick, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greek on his part, praised Ethiopia for soundness of its economic policy and the conduciveness of the investment climate. “The 2nd Ethio-Greek Business Forum is a testimony to my government’s commitment to strengthen the investment, trade and business ties with Ethiopia,” he said.
As the forum opened, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations (ECCSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the the Greek Federation of Enterprises with the aim to advance cooperation in business and investment.
Source: Fana BC