Addis-based WHO Board members briefed on Dr. Tedros’s bid to lead WHO

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia held a briefing session over the week to 19 WHO Executive Board members Ambassadors based in Addis Ababa. The topic was Dr. Tedros’ bid to lead WHO. Dr. Tedros Adhanom is currently Minister, Special-Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Africa Union Endorsed Candidate for the upcoming WHO Director General’s election. The session… Read more »

Unilever Global Company to Expand Investment in Ethiopia

The British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, Unilever Global, has expressed interest to expand its investment in Ethiopia. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had discussion with Unilever CEO Paul Polman on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The consumer goods company has built a factory that has gone operational last June with 13 million Euros in Eastern Industrial… Read more »

Ethiopia Requests to Host World Economic Forum

Ethiopia has officially requested to host the 2018 World Economic Forum, an annual forum which attracts hundreds of global political and business leaders to collaborate on global issues. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made the request while discussing with its founder Klaus Schwab, a German-born business professor at the sideline of the Forum being held in Davos, Switzerland. The Premier during… Read more »

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ከተለያዩ ኩባንያዎች ኃላፊዎች ጋር በዳቮስ ተወያዩ

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ከተለያዩ ኩባንያዎች ኃላፊዎች ጋር በስዊዘርላንድ በዳቮስ ተገናኝተው ተወያይተዋል። ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ ካነጋገሯቸው ውስጥ የአዲስ አበባን የውሃና ፍሳሽ አገልግሎት ለማሳለጥ ስምምነት ከፈረመው ስዌዝ ኩባንያ የሥራ ኃላፊዎች ይገኙበታል። በሌላ በኩል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የህክምና ማዕከል ለማቋቋም ፍላጎት ካለው አብራጅ ግሩፕ ማኔጂንግ ዳይሬክተር ጋር ተወያይተዋል። የአዲስ አበባ ውኃና ፍሳሽ ባለሥልጣን የመዲናዋን የውሃ አቅርቦት ለማሳደግ በሚያከናውነው ስራ ኩባንያው የገንዘብ… Read more »

Ethiopia took advantage of WEF to Promote Investment Atmosphere

Ethiopia has taken advantage of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland this week to promote its investment friendly atmosphere, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. The Forum has created an opportunity for Ethiopia to confer with development partners and representatives of giant international companies, the Premier said. The Premier has discussed with leaders of various countries including Switzerland, China… Read more »

Prime Minister Hailemariam emphasizes the importance of “deep reform”

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with the local press on Monday this week (January 9) speaking and answering questions about the government’s “deep reform”, the launch of the “Democratic Centers”, the establishment of the new Federal Police Investigation Office and the fight against corruption and rent seekers within the government, the impact of the State of Emergency on the economy,… Read more »

…. and called for diversified exports to offset declining commodity prices

Prime Minister Hailemariam also responded to parliamentary questions on Thursday this week (January 12) on current socio-economic and political issues. In responding to questions raised by Members of Parliament on the macro-economic performance of the country, he noted the remarkable 12% increase in production of this Meher harvest season. He also emphasized the need to raise the volume of agricultural… Read more »

Prime Minister Hailemariam at inauguration of Ghana’s new President

Prime Minister Hailemariam attended the inauguration ceremony for the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, held at Independence Square in the capital of Ghana, Accra, on Saturday (January 7). The Prime Minister’s delegation arrived in Accra on Friday and was received by senior officials at the airport.   The swearing-in ceremony of for President Nana Akufo-Addo, as 5th president of the Fourth… Read more »

Dr. Workneh at the UNSC debate on “Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace”

Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu addressed the Ministerial-level Open Debate of the United Nations Security Council on “Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace” on Tuesday this week (January 10), at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The meeting, chaired by Sweden, (President of the Security Council for January) was attended by the new United Nations Secretary-General,… Read more »

The Ethio-Djibouti railway: a major step towards regional economic growth

This week marked the final completion of the Ethio-Djibouti electrified railway line-linking Addis Abeba to Djibouti’s Red Sea port city, with a ceremony at the Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. It offered an example of the synergy that can be developed between the people and geography of the Eastern part of Africa with other peoples and continents for their greater… Read more »