Ethio-Czech Republic Relations





Ø The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) recognized the new Czech Republic as of January 1, 1993, and established diplomatic relations accordingly.

Ø  Czech Republic opened its embassy in Addis Ababa, on April 18, 1996.

Ø Ethiopian Embassy in Berlin is Covering Czech Republic

Economic Relation

Ø According to 2016 data, the value of Ethiopian export to the Czech Republic is around one million dollars, while Czech export to Ethiopia is 20 million dollars. The engagement of Czech investors in Ethiopia is very minimal.

Development Cooperation

Ø The current Memorandum of Understanding on Development Cooperation between the Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic was signed on February 16, 2018. A bilateral Development Cooperation Programme for the period 2018-2023 was established determining priority sectors as agriculture and rural development, sustainable management of natural resources, humanitarian assistance. The program´s cross-cutting principles are equality, good democratic governance and climate protection. The Czech Development Cooperation with Ethiopia is mostly concentrated in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People´s Region (SNNPR).

Ø  Most financial resources of Czech development assistance to Ethiopia has been allocated to the sector of agriculture, forestry, and fishery. The main objective is to improve the management of natural resources and to help local small-scale farmers achieve sustainably production, primarily through the support of farmer training centers.

 Institutional Framework

Ø                              09/10/2000

Ø  Agreement on Succession into Bilateral Agreements between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Czech Republic (Addis Ababa);

Ø  14/03/2001

Ø  Protocol on Co-operation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Addis Ababa);

Ø  17/06/2003

Ø  Agreement between the Government of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Czech Republic on termination of the Trade Agreement between the Government of the Temporary Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia and the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic dated November 9, 1976 (Addis Ababa);

Ø  26/07/2007

Ø  Convention on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion

Ø  in respect of the Income Tax between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Czech Republic (Addis Ababa);

 

Bilateral Visit

From the Czech side:- 

·      Official state visit of the High Ministerial Delegation of the Czech Republic headed by Mr. Jiří ČUNEK, I. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development of the CR accompanied by Vlasta PARKANOVÁ (Mrs.), Minister of Defence of the CR, Džamila STEHLÍKOVÁ (Mrs.), Minister of the Government of the CR, Mr. Jaroslav BAŠTA, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the CR and Mr. Martin TLAPA, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the CR.

  From the Ethiopian side:- 

·        In April 2009, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Seyoum Mesfin visited the Czech Republic. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan KOHOUT rendered a reciprocal visit to Ethiopia in March 2010.



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