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Ethiopia: Finland Keen to Bolster Relations With Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (HAN) August 3.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. By Yohanes Jemaneh. Ethiopia is among countries that Finland wants to bolster economic and political cooperation

President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said that the country’s investment climate is attracting investors across the world. Finnish investors are also showing interest to engage in various investment sectors. The President was holding talks with the outgoing Finnish Ambassador Sirpa Maenpaa here yesterday.

The President said two countries have been working to strengthen political and economic cooperation.

Dr. Mulatu said that Finland is assisting the nation’s effort towards reducing poverty. He said the Finnish government was confined to humanitarian assistance but now has been expanding development cooperation.

Finland’s Nokia company has opened its office in Addis, he said, adding it is appreciable development in the relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Sirpa Maenpaa on her part said that Ethiopia is among countries that her country wants to bolster economic and political cooperation.

She said that Finland has been financially supporting Ethiopia’s development activities including education, water and sanitation, land administration and agricultural development.

According to the ambassador, the two countries are working to ensure peace and stability in the horn of Africa. Finland also needs Ethiopia’s support to strengthen its relations with other African countries.

The Ambassador also announced that Finnish business delegation will visit Ethiopia soon.



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