Pakistani Business Delegation to Explore Opportunities in Ethiopia

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Pakistani Business Delegation to Explore Opportunities in Ethiopia
Pakistani Business Delegation to Explore Opportunities in Ethiopia

Africa-Press – Ethiopia. Ethiopian Ambassador to Pakistan Jemal Beker Abdula, announced today that a 2nd business delegation consisting of numerous Pakistani investors is to visit Ethiopia and explore business and investment opportunities starting from the end of this month.

In its press release sent , the Ethiopian embassy in Pakistan said Ambassador Jemal presided over an Ethio-Pakistan business forum at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) along with its President Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari.

According to the press release, a large number of business persons from multiple sectors attended the business forum which was aimed at mobilizing the business community of Islamabad to take part in the 2nd Business and Trade Delegation to Ethiopia.

Business and trade delegation coordinated by the embassy of Ethiopia in Islamabad, will be visiting Ethiopia from 26th to 31st May 2024.

Addressing the forum, Ambassador Jemal Beker said the Government of Ethiopia had opened up its economy by introducing massive reforms in its five major sectors that included agriculture and agro-processing, manufacturing, mining, tourism and ICT.

He shared the complete plan for the 2nd business and trade delegation with the business community of Islamabad that involved business forums, visits to the industrial and ICT Parks, meetings with key government officials, exploration of newly built tourist destinations and on top of that cultural nights in Addis Ababa.

The ambassador informed the participants of the forum that the 6th Addis Chamber International Manufacturing and Technology Trade Fair would also take place from 23rd to 27th May 2024 in Addis Ababa that included an Ethio-Pakistan Business Forum.

“By joining the 2nd business and trade delegation to Ethiopia, the delegates will also get an opportunity to participate in the International Manufacturing Trade Fair where manufacturers from all of Africa and world will be present,” he added.

He said those who could not participate in the previous trade delegation to Ethiopia last year should not miss the 2nd Business and Trade delegation which would open a new chapter in the bilateral relations of Ethiopia and Pakistan, and provide ample business, trade and investment opportunities in the land of origin.

The Ambassador said the people of Ethiopia were eagerly looking forward to welcoming the business community from their brotherly country, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

On his part, President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari recalled his experiences of last year’s business and trade delegation to Ethiopia, particularly lauding the hospitality of the government and People of Ethiopia.

“The people of Ethiopia are friendly, disciplined, trustworthy and peace loving,” he added.

The ICCI President also made a passionate call to the business community of Islamabad to participate in the 2nd business and trade delegation.

He said Ethiopia had opened all the ways leading to Africa for Pakistan by starting the operations of Ethiopian Airlines in Karachi.

Zafar Bakhtawari, Africa-Pakistan Association President, lauded the role played by Ambassador Jemal Beker in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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