Ethiopia wants increased trade, investment ties with Israel

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Addis Ababa, 18 June 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopian President Dr Mulatu Teshome said that his country wants to see increased trade and investment ties with Israel.
President Dr Mulatu made the remark on Tuesday, June 17 at a discussion he held with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman at the national palace.

Their discussion was mainly focused on ways of strengthening trade and investment relations, cooperation on regional security and combating terrorism, among others.
Regarding trade and investment, President Dr Mulatu said that Ethiopia is desirous to see more Israeli investors and businessmen engaged here in various sectors.

Ethiopia has created favorable and conducive investment atmosphere and Israeli investors need to size these opportunities and play their part for the strengthened ties of both countries, he said.
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, on his part said Israeli investors are keen to invest in agriculture, industry, pharmaceuticals, information technology.

The two sides also deliberated on cooperation on global and regional security issues, including on fighting against terrorism.

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