Horndiplomat-The Ethiopian State Minister, Dr Aklilu Hailemichael held discussions with Saudi business delegation later on Tuesday (May 8).according Ethiopian Foreign Ministry.
The business delegation seeks to explore various options to invest in areas of agriculture and livestock rearing. The delegation has already made visits to two locations in Ethiopia, both of which were close to the Ethio-Djibouti border. They appreciated the ease of access to the railway line and Djiboutian port.
Dr. Aklilu welcome their readiness to invest in Ethiopia in the areas of agriculture and livestock. The State Minister noted that Ethiopia is keen to export value-added products in general and products of agriculture in particular, saying that Ethiopia puts export-oriented agricultural investment front and center which guarantees generation of employment opportunities.
The delegates also paid attention to the creation of employment opportunities for the local communities and reassured Dr. Aklilu by stating their commitment to social responsibility and community development.
Dr. Aklilu added that his government will continue to support Saudi investors who would like to invest in Ethiopia.