4 July 2014

Ethiopia, Italy Cooperate to Tackle Human Trafficking

Italy has announced that it works with African countries to tackle human trafficking.

Italian Foreign Affairs vice Minister, Lapo Pistelli talking to Ethiopian Foreign Affairs State Minister, Ambassador Birhane Gebrekirstos in Addis Ababa, said that his country is committed to work with Africa to tackle human trafficking.

Ambassador Birhane Gebrekirstos said in his part that Ethiopia is also ready to work on human trafficking for the problem needs to be addressed in a way that could provide a lasting solution.

Pestelli disclosed that his nation will establish Italian Foreign Trade Agency (ICE) branch office in some African countries including Ethiopia to support the countries' youth business efforts.

Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Kristos said the government of Ethiopia welcomes ICE's desire to open office in Addis Ababa and expressed the government's readiness to cooperate with Italy on all matters.

Pistelli and Birhane also discussed on bilateral issues as well as regional and transcontinental areas that affect Africa and Europe.

Source: Birhanu Alemu (reporter), MoFA

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