H.E Finance Minister Ahmed Shide, call up on American companies to invest in Ethiopia.
He also expressed a brighter window of growing Ethio-US business and investment collaboration.
Ethio-US Business Forum held in Washington D.C in collaboration between Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C., Corporate Council on Africa and Wafa Marketing & Promotion.
The forum brought key Ethiopian and US investors and corporate leaders to explore the abundant investment potentials in Ethiopia.
H.E Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Finance Minister mentioned a wide range of measures taken by the government such as the national ease of doing business initiative, the revised commercial law, the newly launched public-private partnership program, comprehensive privatization and liberalization program.
He reaffirmed Ethiopia’s determination to bring sustainable peace, stability and economic development.
H.E Lelisse Neme, Ethiopian Investment Commissioner presented the conducive investment opportunities in Ethiopia including mining, agro-processing, construction, energy, tourism, technology, and manufacturing.
She also added that this is high time to invest in Ethiopia emphasizing the governments multifaceted incentives.
H.E Ambassador Seleshi Bekele, on his part expressed the Embassy’s readiness to support investment and trade flow through promoting opportunities that exist in Ethiopia, brokering knowledge that magnify and facilitate investment, and also providing better services for investors.
Mrs. Florizelle Lizer, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa, also reassured her offices unwavering commitment to link US investors with Ethiopian counterparts and facilitate an increasing US investment in Ethiopia.
Several participants expressed their satisfaction by the forum content and commit for more investment in Ethiopia.
Dr Eng Seleshi Bekele
Ministry of Finance – Ethiopia
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