Ethiopia and China held a business seminar on December 31st with the aim of boosting trade, diplomacy, and tourism between the two nations. The seminar was held in Guangzhou, in South China’s Guangdong Province.
The seminar was held under the theme of ‘Ethio-China at 50: Ancient Civilizations, New Partners’ to commemorate the jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two.
Teshome Toga, the Ethiopian Ambassador to China, who was present at the seminar, noted the importance of expanding cooperation between the two countries. China is currently the biggest contributor to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ethiopia.
One of the focus points of the seminar was the economic reform Ethiopia is currently going through and how that has opened up the Ethiopian business sector and all of its potential. Consul General of Ethiopia to China in Guangzhou Ambassador Ewnetu Debela promoted the current environment in Ethiopia as being even more conducive to Chinese investment than in previous years.
The seminar was attended by more than 150 participants including government officials, diplomats, members of both nations’ business communities, Guangdong business associations, universities from both nations, and the press.