Ethiopia and China hold business cooperation seminar
Addis Ababa, December 31, 2020 (FBC) – Ethiopia and China held a business cooperation seminar on Tuesday in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province.
Held under the theme: ‘Ethiopia-China at 50: Ancient Civilizations’ New Partners,’ the seminar aimed at enhancing the investment, trade, and tourism cooperation between Ethiopia and China’s Guangdong Province.
The seminar was held as part of the celebration of the golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and China.
Teshome Toga, Ambassador of Ethiopia to China, Ambassador Ewnetu Blata, Consul General of Ethiopia to Guangzhou, Chen Qiuyan, Director General of Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province, Madam Cui Shuang, Vice President of China Council for the Promotion International Trade of Guangdong Provincial Committee reiterated the importance of expanding cooperation between Ethiopia and Guangdong, one of the leading Provinces of China in terms of GDP and Population.
Ethiopia’s business opportunities and potential for cooperation were presented and promoted at the seminar by the Consulate General of Ethiopia in Guangzhou.
Furthermore, Tilahun Alemayehu, Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager, Huang Jingru Vice President of GZL International Travel Service Ltd, Tracy Huo, Vice-Chairperson African Guangdong Business Association made keynote speeches while leaders and representatives of Guangdong Companies shared their experiences about Ethiopia’s potential investment, trade, and tourism opportunities.
The Consulate General of Ethiopia in Guangzhou and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade of Guangdong Provincial Committee organized the seminar in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial People’s Government and Guangdong enterprises that have a close connection with Ethiopia.
The seminar brought together more than 150 participants, including government officials, diplomats, the Ethiopian community, Guangdong business associations, enterprises, universities, and the media.