The Consulate General Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other stakeholders hosted a virtual Trade and Tourism Promotion Forum on Thursday (April 8) to strengthen tourism and business ties between Ethiopia and the United States of America.
This virtual promotion made a successful deliberation on Trade and Tourism opportunities available in Ethiopia.
In the virtual promotion forum, more than 102 Trade & Tourism representatives, representatives of various chambers of commerce and government representatives and different organizations are represented and attended both from Ethiopia and the United States of America.
H.E Mr. Sileshi Girma, CEO for Tourism Ethiopia and guest of honor of the event, in his opening remarks, emphasized that “the Home-Grown Economic Reform and the Business Environment in Ethiopia, gives a good opportunity to export trade in commodities and the tourism industry.
Moreover, he highlighted that Ethiopia has received the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp, which guarantees Ethiopian tourism institutions to operate a healthy business in the global Coronavirus pandemic situation with the capacity of fulfilling the health protocols required.
The CEO also has invited the participants to visit and discover Ethiopian tourism sites, and encouraged the business owners attending the forum to come and do profitable business in Ethiopia and buy Ethiopian commodities to sale in the US markets.”
In addition to this, presentations were also delivered to the attendees of this Virtual Trade and Tourism promotion forum from the representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Tourism Ethiopia Mr. Assefa Mulugeta and WoldeGebriel Berehe respectively.
H.E Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil, the Consul General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Los Angeles, in his closing remarks stressed that “the Consulate General of Ethiopia in Los Angeles welcomes all the attendees of the event to invest, buy Ethiopian export commodities and visit Ethiopian tourism wonders.
He further encouraged the tour operators, attending the event, to include Ethiopia in their tour packages and affirmed his Office’s readiness to facilitate support to their business ventures to Ethiopia, provide them with first-hand information on investment, trade, and tourism opportunities in his country.”