Ethio-Israel Business Summit Opens

7 Jul 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn attended an economic forum this afternoon in Addis Ababa with approximately 300 Israeli and Ethiopian businesspeople and senior company representatives, Ethiopian ministers and senior ministry officials.

Prime Minister Netanyahu on the occassion noted that:

“I have really come here to suggest to you a simple thing, actually to ask you to do one thing: invest in Ethiopia, invest in Africa. And I say to our Ethiopian friends: invest in Israeli know-how, invest in Israeli companies. This is a partnership made in heaven. It has a long history, but more importantly, it has a brilliant future. Invest in each other.


…Ethiopia, Israel agree to elevate ties to higher level

Ethiopia and Israel have today signed agreements that enable to elevate their bilateral ties to a higher level.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed on bilateral and regional issues. Hailemariam on the occasion said, Ethiopia wants to acquire Israel’s experience in fields of agriculture, irrigation and water use.

Netanyahu on his part said that his visit to Ethiopia is aimed at further elevating the over 3,000-year old bilateral relations to a higher level. After the discussion the two sides signed agreements to cooperate in science, technology and tourism.

Based on the agreements, Israel will share its rich experiences in space science, bioscience and nanotechnology to Ethiopia.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech at the House of People’s Representative (HPR) of Ethiopia this afternoon.


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