Mr. Nebiat also stated that H.E President Emmanuel Macron’s two-day
state visit highlights the growing ties between Ethiopia and France both
on bilateral and regional issues of mutual benefits to the peoples of
the two countries. “President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the Rock-Hewn
churches of Lalibela and France’s commitment to support Ethiopia’s
historical relics with stipulates the strengthening of Ethio- France
relations to new heights”, added the spokesperson. France have agreed to
provide 100 million Euros to help the country’s economic transition.
Regarding the 6th Ethio-Tunisia Joint Ministerial Commission meeting
that kicked-off in Tunis on Thursday (March 14), the spokesperson
related the signing of cooperation agreements on a wide range of areas
including tourism, culture, women affairs and capacity building.
The spokesperson mentioned that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
collaboration with IOM and other stakeholders has facilitated the
repatriation of over 447 Ethiopian nationals from the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia this week, in addition to ongoing repatriation efforts of 1800
Ethiopians from the Kingdom starting March 13, 2019.
noted that MFA in close collaboration with the Government of Tanzania
facilitated the release of 50 nations from different prisons in
Tanzania; further adding negotiations are underway for the release of
over 450 nationals from Tanzania.
Mr. Nebiat on a final note
stated that an Ethio-France Business Forum comprising more than 26
well-known French companies will commence today at Hilton Hotels, Addis
Ababa to discuss with their Ethiopian business counterparts and explore
investment opportunities in Ethiopia.
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