Deputy Premier Meets with IFC’ Vice President For Middle East And Africa (October 8, 2019)

Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen today received and held talks with Sergio Pimenta, the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Vice President for the Middle East and Africa.

During the meeting, Demeke briefed the IFC’s Vice President on the homegrown economic reform agenda initiated by the Government of Ethiopia to create conducive business and investment environments.

Commending the capacity building support provided by the IFC to Ethiopia’s private sector, the Deputy Prime Minister said the continued support of the Corporation is vital for country’s economic and financial sector reforms.

Sergio Pimenta said the homegrown economic reform agenda is helpful to build stable and strong economy. He also appreciated the government’s move to boost the participation of the private sector in the country’s economy

Pimenta further said the International Finance Corporation will continue to provide capacity building support to Ethiopia’s agricultural sector and to create market linkage between the manufacturing and private sector.

IFC supports the homegrown economic and financial sectors reform initiatives of the country, said the Vice President.

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