Ethiopia to Continue Championing Regional Integration of COMESA

Addis Ababa March 31/2015 Ethiopia will continue championing the regional integration of COMESA, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said.

At the closing session of the 18th COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit today, the PM said the government of Ethiopia is working with commitment to enhance regional integration.

Hailemariam also urged member countries to pursue the path leading to regional integration with commitment.

“I believe that we have achieved collective understanding about how to enhance value addition and diversification through strategies and instruments for integrating our economies in increasing our access to the global value changes,” the prime minister stressed.

Furthermore, he said the existing facilities in the countries are key cornerstones to financially and technically support them to undertake the structure and institutional changes that are necessary for robust regional integration.

He thanked the European Union for its support. COMESA will receive 170 million Euros by the end of 2017.

Madagascar will host the 19th COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit, it was learned.

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