Dr. Workneh hold talks with WCF Director

Addis Ababa, March 9, 2018 (FBC) -Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received the director of World Chambers Federation (WCF) at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Anthony Parkes at his office yesterday.

During their discussions, Foreign Minister Dr Workneh and Anthony Parks focused chiefly on the World Chambers Congress due to be held in 2021, a bid in which Ethiopia through the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) is one of the four finalists.

Alluding to the fact that, Ethiopia is a host to the AU, the UNECA and many other regional and international organizations as well as a plethora of conducive business environments, Dr. Workneh reiterated as a bidding country, “Ethiopia has a rich experience in hosting international fora in the areas of business and investment, the requisite expertise, the knowledge and the hospitality of the people of Ethiopia” and is more than ready to host the Congress.

Dr. Workneh also stated the fact that, the ECCSA as a chief representative of the business community in Ethiopia with more than 300,000 active members and its close partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has the immense potential to host the Congress.

Parkes, on his part, told Dr. Workneh that Addis Ababa has become to epitomize openness on all fronts, next to New York and Geneva.

He also reiterated the fact that Ethiopia is “the easiest nation to get to;” when it comes to business and the business community.

Source: MoFA

Posted by Amare Asrat