The 2nd Ethio-French Business Forum Opens in Paris

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Addis Ababa, 19 November 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister to coordinate the Economy and Finance Cluster, Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, and French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, Mr. Matthias Fekl, opened the second Ethio-French Business Forum in Paris on Monday (November 17).

The Forum aims to expedite economic cooperation as well as an opportunity for the business persons of the two countries to network.

The meeting, at the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE), brought together around 30 Ethiopian firms and contractors and representatives of almost 150 French firms, including many from Small and Medium Enterprises and intermediate-sized companies.

The Forum is another step in the deployment of economic diplomacy to promote business-to-business cooperation and sustain Ethiopia’s ongoing economic growth.


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