Ethiopia to finalize Sustainable Tourism Master plan

Addis Ababa, 29 July 2014 (WIC) – The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is in the process of formulating its Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (STMP).The STMP is an initiative currently being developed through the technical support provided by the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) and the Division for Regional Integration and Trade (RITD), in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
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Ethiopia eyes regional integration through highways

Addis Ababa, 28 July 2014 (WIC) – A total of $610.6 million has been allocated for the implementation of the Ethiopian part of the project, with the funds coming from the Ethiopian government, international financial institutions and donor organizations.
Ethiopia is pinning high hopes that the construction of a network of inter-state highways that connects it with its East Africa neighbors would help achieve the aspired economic integration in the region.
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Ambassador Teshome Toga Presents his Credential to the Republic of Lithuania.

Teshome Toga, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Benelux and Baltic countries and the EU institutions presented his letter of credence to H.E. Mrs Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, President of the Republic of Lithuania, On June 30, 2014. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, capital of the Republic of Lithuania.

Following the presentations of his credential Ambassador Teshome briefed the President on the fast and sustainable economic growth as well as the business opportunities in Ethiopia. He underlined the need to further strengthen the business to business as well as cultural and tourism ties between the two countries. He also indicated the need to focus in cooperation in Higher learning Institutions particularly in scholarship and student exchange programs, university to university partnerships, technology transfer as well as town to town twinning’s for the benefits of the two countries.
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Ambassador Teshome Toga Presents his Credential to the Republic of Latvia.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Benelux and Baltic countries and the EU institutions, Ato Teshome Toga presented letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E Mr. Andris Berins. The ceremony took place on June 26, 2014, at the Residence of the President of at Riga, Capital of the Republic of Latvia. During the occasion, Ambassador Teshome Toga expressed the desire of Ethiopia to strengthen bilateral relationships between the two countries, through Political Consolations and cooperation in various multilateral forum. In the exchange, he presented in details the sustainable economic growth and business opportunities in Ethiopia, by stressing the need to further strengthen the business to business, as well as cultural and tourism ties between the countries. He indicated the need to further strengthen the relations in technology transfer, in education and student exchanges, in research and university to university as well as town to town partnerships for the benefits of the two peoples. Furthermore he called on Latvia’s investors to explore the business opportunities in Ethiopia and continued support of Latvia to the development endeavours of Ethiopia especially during its EU presidency in the near future.
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The 51st Anniversary of Africa Day celebrated in Brussels

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On 12 June with the presence of African Ambassadors, Diplomats, African Diasporas and Invited guests, the 51st Anniversary of Africa Day was celebrated in Brussels at Birmingham palace. The current chair of the African Ambassadors said, Africa today is a new frontier of economic growth in which eight emerging economies out of ten are found in our continent.
In the celebration all most all African countries have presented their cultural Foods with their colourful dressings and there were also a fashion show and musical performances. In the event The Ethiopian delegation has presented our country unique traditional food I.e. Enjera and Doro Wote, with some beverages

 

Ethiopia meets MDGs – EU

Addis Ababa, 16 June 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia is on the right track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said European Union (EU). According to EU ambassador to Addis Ababa, Chantal Hebert said that Ethiopia has become effective in reducing poverty, child and maternal mortality; and accessing school age children to education, sustainable environmental protection, controlling malaria, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
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