Indonesia extends support to Ethiopia’s GTP : Ambassador
Addis ababa July 17/ 2012 (WIC) -Indonesian Ambassador to Ethiopia Ramli Saud said his country would extend support to Ethiopia’s effort in realizing the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).
In a press conference he gave in connection wit the 67th year of Indonesian Independence Day here on Thursday Ambassador to Ethiopia Ramli said the bilateral ties of the two countries growing with time.
He said paid tribute to the historical contribution of Ethiopia for the independence of Indonesia.
The Ambassador said Indonesia is committed to provide unreserved assistance to Ethiopia and materialize its GTP.
According to him, his country is interested to provide assistance to the multi-faceted developmental efforts of Ethiopia.
The Ambassador said Indonesia will work closely with Ethiopia in the spheres of agriculture, industrial technology, education and capacity building.
He said the trade and investment relation of the two countries is growing due to conducive trade and investment policy in Ethiopia. Indonesian investors are engaged in trade and investment activities in Ethiopia.
A case in point he said, the trade exchange volume between Ethiopia and Indonesia has reached 106 million US dollars in 2011. Indonesia's imports include Ethiopian oil seeds, Soya beans and leather, while Ethiopia buys automotives and edible oil, among other products.
The two countries are working closely to enhance their economic, diplomatic and people to people relation, he said.
As part of the efforts officials and business delegation of Ethiopia has met their counterpart in Bandung of Indonesia last May.
Indonesia and Ethiopia commenced diplomatic relations in 1978.
Indonesia is made of over 17,000 archipelagos. It obtained its independence in 1945. (ENA)
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