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High-level official, business delegation to arrive in Pakistan on May 9: Envoy

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Jemal Beker, on Friday said high-level official and business delegations will arrive in Pakistan from Ethiopia on May 9 to advance bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse fields to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

Addressing a news conference, the Ambassador said 60-members delegation comprised of the representatives three major ministries including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Regional Integration Ministry and Innovation & Technology as well as high officials of the Investment Commission of Ethiopia and Industrial Park Development Corporation, the Ethiopian Embassy in Islamabad confirmed.

From the business side, he said it would represent multiple economic sectors of Ethiopia including agriculture and agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, textile, surgical equipment, sports, tourism, mining and ICT.

Amb. Jemal said the official delegation will sign Memorandum of Understanding with their counterparts in Pakistan in technology, tourism and other fields.

He said trade agreements would also be signed between the business communities of both the countries to boost the trade volume which was minimal to date.

The Ambassador indicated two business forums will also be organized in Karachi and Islamabad to bolster the bilateral trade by strengthening trade and commerce ties between the two countries.

He said Pakistani business communities are keen to increase bilateral trade between the two countries since the ongoing development in Ethiopia’s diverse economic sectors had really impressed them during their recent visit to the capital city Addis Ababa.

Likewise, business communities of Ethiopia also want to develop business and trade ties with their counterparts in the country.

While delivering the briefing on the upcoming Ethiopia-Pakistan Business Forum, the ambassador also congratulated the people of Ethiopia on Patriots’ Victory Day which is being observed in his country today to honour the veterans of resistance movement against the Fascist Italy some 82 years ago.

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