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Japan affirms continued support for 2nd phase of Ethiopian homegrown economic reform Agenda

Addis Ababa February 2, 2023 (FBC) – The FDRE Minister of Planning and Development, Fitsum Asefa, held a discussion with Ito Takako, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia today in her office.

During the discussion, the Minister explained to the Ambassador about the preparations and content of the second phase of the Ethiopian homegrown economic reform agenda which is the successor of the first agenda.

She said that the reform is being prepared by the government cognizant of the needs and foundations of the country’s primary economic development.

Fitsum also elaborated that the activities that the government is working in partnership with several development partners the in rehabilitation and reconstruction endeavors in the wake of the peace agreement.

The Ethiopian government is working hard to make the private sector the leading actor in agriculture, energy, education, health, industrial development and finance and telecommunication sectors and Japanese investors are also participating in development activities of Ethiopia, Fitsum further explained.

The Minister of Planning and Development also called on the Japanese investors who are participating in Ethiopia to strengthen their participation in the overall development of the country.

Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia Ito Takako, on her part expressed her understanding about the second phase of the Ethiopian homegrown economic reform agenda and underscored that her country has a significant role in accelerating the country’s development strides.

The ambassador affirmed her country’s stance in supporting Ethiopia’s developmental goals.

By: Yonathan Yoseph

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