Ethiopia-Japan Business and Investment Forum held in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, December 8, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopia- Japan Business and Investment Forum was held on Friday in attendance of representatives of Japanese business, Ethiopian government officials and representatives of the business community.
The Forum was aimed at promoting trade and investment opportunities in Ethiopia and shading light on the enabling climate in the country.
In his opening remarks at the forum, Ambassador Gebeyehu Ganga, Director General of Middle East, Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing African economies with huge potential in a broad spectrum of sectors.
Ambassador Gebeyehu reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to fostering bilateral relations with Japan. Furthermore, he noted that the convergence of Ethiopia’s vast potential and Japan’s technological advantage gives leverage to strengthen economic relations between the two countries.
In addition, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Japan, Daba Debele, said the seminar would strengthen ties between the two countries in various fields, as well as provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Ethiopia’s potential in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, mining, and ICT, among others.
As part of the seminar, presentations were given on investment and trade opportunities, incentives, laws, and systems, followed by a discussion, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.