17 June 2014

Ethiopian Businesswomen Eying Turkish Market

A delegation of Ethiopian businesswomen headed by First lady Roman Tesfaye is into its fourth-day visit in Istanbul, Turkey.

This is the first group of 1,500 Ethiopian businesswomen that a project designed by Office of the First Lady aspires to connect to the export market.

Members of the delegation on Tuesday held one-to-one business meetings with Turkish investors.

Opening the event, First lady Roman Tesfaye clarified the abundant investment potential and the favorable business environment in Ethiopia.

She said the ongoing infrastructure development activities in the country and the fight against corruption have made the business environment even more conducive to investors.

As regards the one-to-one business connections, she said they have created an opportunity for both sides to work closely and get access to the export market.

Members of the delegation said the meetings helped them find export market for their products as well as import goods to increase the quality of their products.

The two-year project owned by Office of the First Lady and implemented in collaboration with Centre for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) aims to boost capacities of businesswomen through offering training and creating market link.

Reporter: Rahel Tekleyohannes

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