Ethiopia, China Reaffirm Commitment to Bolster Cooperation in Agriculture & Mining Sectors

Ethiopia, China Reaffirm Commitment to Bolster Cooperation in Agriculture & Mining Sectors
Ethiopia, China Reaffirm Commitment to Bolster Cooperation in Agriculture & Mining Sectors

Africa-Press – Ethiopia. Ethiopia and China have reaffirmed their commitment to further elevate their cooperation, particularly in agriculture and mining industries.

The Ethio-China Agriculture and Mining Industry Cooperation Fair was held in Addis Ababa today.

The event, that brought together major enterprises from Hunan of China, and the Ethiopian business community, aims to foster bilateral cooperation in the agriculture and mining sectors.

Ethiopian Investment Commission and the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, along with 36 Chinese companies and their Ethiopian counterparts participated at the fair event.

Organized by the Ethiopian Investment Commission, Changsha Municipal Bureau of Commerce, and the Ethiopian Youth Entrepreneurs Association, the fair aimed to unite Ethiopian and Chinese business communities.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director General of the Middle East, Asia and Pacific Countries Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Ambassador Negus Kebede said the event enables to create networking opportunities and fostering tangible industry cooperation between the two countries.

Ethiopia and China last year have elevated their relationship to a new height of strategic partnership. Following this new chapter, the two countries signed more than a dozen bilateral cooperation agreements in various areas to further expand and deepen tactical cooperation, Negus underscored.

“Today’s fair provides us with an additional and splendid opportunity to capitalize on this long standing and strong friendship for staying with a trusted real corporation that serves as a model of excellent.”

Business to Business and Government to Business exchange between two sides is very vital and the participation of the private sector and associations really plays a crucial role in this regard, he added.

Negus expressed his firm belief that today’s cooperation fair offers significant opportunities to further enhance the existing relation between Ethiopia and China.

Economic and Commercial Minister Counselor of the Embassy of China in Ethiopia, Yang Yihang on his part said China is keen to share its knowledge and experience to Ethiopia in agricultural and mining industries.

Noting China has huge market potential for Ethiopia in mining sector, he affirmed, his country’s commitment to work closely with Ethiopia in the sector and to promote the export of Ethiopia’s agricultural products to Chinese market.

According to him, China and Ethiopia have complimentary advantages in agricultural and mining in these two sectors.

The fair was accompanied by a B2B session on investment, trade and procurement projects in mining, agriculture and other industries.

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