Horndiplomat-According to Ethiopian Foreign Ministry A two-day Ethiopia-Kenya Trade and Investment Forum opened today (March 1) at the new Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya.
President Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa earlier this morning, heading a delegation of government officials, as well as Kenyan corporate and business leaders. The Forum aims to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed highlighted the opening up of the country and the economic reforms underway as a catalyst for strengthening Ethio-Kenya trade relations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, on his part, said, the aspirations of the peoples and Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya towards development, integration, regional peace and security is exemplary and commendable.
On the occasion, Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu appreciated the commitment of the Governments and Peoples of Kenya and Ethiopia for strengthening ties in investment, business, agriculture and infrastructure. “Ethio-Kenya relationship is built upon solid shared history, common culture and common destiny that has transcended the test of time,” he added.
The Minister commended the decision of the High-Level Kenyan business delegation to come to Ethiopia, which he says, bolsters cooperation in trade, business, infrastructure and investment.