|President Dr. Mulatu meets a Chinese business delegation led by the Vice-Foreign Minister (Apr 07, 2014)|
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia
President Dr Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday (April 2) held talks with a nine-member Chinese business delegation led by China’s Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Ming. President Mulatu told the delegation that it would benefit both countries if Chinese companies were able to engage in some of the priority manufacturing areas in Ethiopia. He noted that the textile and leather industries were major priority areas in the industry sector as they were labor intensive and he hoped Chinese companies could engage in these areas. He also suggested Chinese companies might become involved in food processing as well. The Vice-Foreign Minister, Zhang Ming, said China was keen to work to improve its investments in Ethiopia. This would, he said, be for the mutual benefit of both countries.