On February 23, 2022, H.E. Ambassador Hirut Zemene met with Mr. Eric DE CLERCQ, Director Wallonia Export & Investment Director of Africa, Near & Middle East, and had fruitful exchanges on ways and means of promoting cooperation in investment, trade, and tourism sectors.
During the meeting, the Ambassador explained about the encouraging engagement of Belgian companies in investing in various sectors in the country. She also noted how the country is expanding its manufacturing sector by building several industrial parks as part of its ongoing economic transformation.
Mr. Eric DE CLERCQ has expressed heightened interest of Belgian businesses to engage in Africa. He noted that many companies are determined to take up a trade mission in Africa this year.
The two sides agreed to explore opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector, expand coffee export opportunities, and promote tourism.