Finland PM on two - day visit to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 28 January 2014 (WIC) - The Prime Minister of Finland, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, and Finland’s Minister for International Development, Pekka Haavisto, arrived in Addis Ababa this morning (January 27).
The two ministers are accompanied by a more than 20 member business delegation of representatives from companies involved in the energy, infrastructure, forest industries, agriculture and ICT sectors.
Mr. Katainen and his delegation was met by Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros before holding talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam.
He met with AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Dlamini Zuma this afternoon, and was later due to hold informal discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam at his residence.
The business delegation held talks with the EU Deputy Head of Mission today and with representatives of a number of EU companies and the EU Business Forum.
The two Finland Ministers will be participating in a roundtable discussion in Tuesday, focusing on cooperation between Finland and Ethiopia.
This is intended to provide a platform for discussions on current developments, and it will be followed by two parallel sectoral workshops.
It will provide the possibility for direct business to business meetings. During his visit, the Priem Minister of Finland will also pay a courtesy call on President Dr. Mulatu Teshome, and met with the Executive Director of the ECA, Dr. Calos Lopes.
He and his delegation will leave for Tanzania on Tuesday evening. (MoFA)
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