1 November 2013

Ethiopia: Amb. Berhane Confers With Danish Parliamentary Delegation

State Minister Berhane Gebre-Christos met with a delegation of Danish Parliamentarians led by Mrs. Maja Panduro on Thursday.

He underlined Ethiopia' desire to further broaden and deepen existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

The delegation, citing Prime Minister Hailemariam's participation at the recently concluded Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, expressed its admiration for Ethiopia's commitment to green growth.

It noted that Danish businesses had been impressed with Ethiopia's potential during meetings with Prime Minister Hailemariam at the margins of the conference, and referred to the huge opportunities for Danish businesses in Ethiopia and the potential for Ethio-Danish cooperation.

Discussions covered issues related to Ethiopia's role in the African Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and on ways to realize regional integration in Africa.

Ambassador Berhane briefed the delegation on Ethiopia's activities in support of strengthening the AU and its efforts to build regional integration as sub-region bodies were the building blocks for continental.

He detailed the ways Ethiopia was working to resolve conflicts in the region, and suggested Denmark could help Africa most by capacity building for Africa's young labor force and by increasing investment in a continent which was going to be the next global growth pole.

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