Ethiopia’s diplomatic network is expanding

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As part of a move to enhance its diplomatic role at the international fora, Ethiopia is to open two embassies.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, preparations have been finalised to open the embassies in The Hague in Europe and Tanzania in Africa.

The Ministry revealed this while presenting yesterday its nine-month performance report to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

During the past nine months, the Country has opened an embassy in Indonesia to boost its market destinations and attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Asia, said Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

A total of eight honorary consuls were also appointed in Paris, Azerbaijan, Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Singapore, South Korea and Calgary.

In order to increase the flow of FDI, the Ministry has invited 64 big companies from Asia, Europe, Middle East and other parts of the world to visit Ethiopia, the Minister indicated.

About 22 companies specialised in leather and leather products, textile and apparel, construction and other sectors have also started production during the past nine months, according to the Minister.

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