May 16, 2019
Ethiopia – U.S. economic cooperation forum is launched on Wednesday in Washington DC, disclosed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
It is organized by U.S. State Department, reportedly the first ever to be organized for a single Sub-Saharan African country.
Participants will be briefed on investment options and opportunities in Ethiopia, among other things.
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Nagy Jr., Tibor who served as United States’ Ambassador to Ethiopia between 1999 and 2002, Fitsum Arega ( Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States) and Arkebe Ekubay (Ph.D.), an important political figure in Ethiopia who is currently in charge of multi-million dollars Industrial Parks development project in Ethiopia, among others, have attended the first day of the forum.
As well, businesses leaders and influential investors have attended the forum.
Fistum and Arkebe presented on political and economic reforms that have been taking place since prime minister Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April 2018.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Access to Capital, Financing Growth, Infrastructure, Telecom, Power and logistics, Agriculture and Smarter Value Chain, Startups as an Engine of Growth and The Economic Role of Creative Industry, were the themes for the second day of the forum.
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