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Ethiopia to host 19th World Export Development Forum

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Fetelework Gebreegziabhier, Trade and Industry Minister, (right) and Arancha Gonzàlez, ITC ED (left)
Photo credit : FBC

May 14, 2019

Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will be hosting the 19th World Export Development Forum.

International Trade Centre (ICT) and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry will jointly organize the event in collaboration with the African Union, according to a report by ICT.

It will take place in six months time between November 18-22, 2019.

Fetelework Gebreegziabhier, Trade and Industry Minister, and Arancha Gonzàlez,ITC Executive Director, have signed the agreement to co-organize the event, according to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).

It is expected to draw more than 1000 business leaders, policy makers and business professionals from around the world. The event coincides with Africa Industry week which is said to help link trade activity in Africa with countries from outside of Africa.

The focus of the 19th World Export Development Forum will be free trade agreement which is expected to be implemented and business in Africa, added FBC’s report.

As well, capacity building training and business idea sharing will take place during the forum in addition to trade agreements to be signed between different entities.

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  1. Being internally displaced in Ethiopia has a positive effect to the export economy of Ethiopia because many that were living practicing farming are turning into industrialists by breaking free from their cultural lifestyle of farming and joining the industrial revolution growth and transformation plan of the developmental EPRDF’s government.

    The Industrial zones of Ethiopia that are expected to account for more than 96%percent of Ethiopias garment cloth exports, is constantly hiring for people to work five days a week and take two days off a week.

    The internally displaced people of Ethiopia like to work at the industrial zones because the industrial zones employers provide their employees free dormitory style bedding/ housing accommodations , with free meals , mandatory free workout aerobic instructions every morning before work and $26 USD dollars a month pocket money they can help their family with. Many of the inetnally displaced little children who are not yet at working age are being adopted by Western developed nations adoptive parents with the children having an opportunity to grow up in many European countries, the adopting parents develop Ethiopia’s economy and the relatives of the orphan by providing a chunky change to the relatives of the adopted children, so overall the displacement is becoming a blessing in disguise for most.


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