A 20-member Ethiopian women business delegation led by First Lady Roman Tesfaye visited Sweden and Finland from 17-21, October 2016.
The delegation promoted Ethiopia’s export products (textile, leather and leather products, coffee and honey) and investment opportunities to the Nordic countries at a business forum organized under the title: “Doing Business with Ethiopia!”
First Lady Roman Tesfaye underscored the need for Ethiopian business communities to work in concert with their Swedish and Finnish counterparts in a bid to explore market opportunities through building and encouraging women entrepreneurs.
Woinshet Tadesse, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Sweden and other Nordic countries also briefed participants on a number of major themes, including Ethiopia’s double-digit economic growth over the last 10 years and the country’s second GTP as well as investment potentials.
Members of the delegation exhibited and promoted their products to Swedish and Finnish buyers as well as met with investors who are keen to import Ethiopian products to the Nordics.
During the event, YA Coffee, an Ethiopian coffee roasting company, signed a trade agreement with the Swedish FineBonan company.