Ethiopian Consul General in Guangzhou meets with official of the Province

Addis Ababa, 11 January 2014 (WIC) - Melaku Legesse met with Chen Yuehua, Deputy Director General of The Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangdong Province, on January 8, 2014 and discussed on issues of mutual importance.

Chen briefed the Consul on the economic performance of Guangdong province and achievements in different economic sectors particularly in trade and in attracting FDI. Chen noted with satisfaction that the annual export of the province has exceeded a trillion USD last year.

Melaku explained the economic transformation taking place in Ethiopia and the progress on the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan of the Ethiopian Government.

The Consul expressed gratitude for the continued support of the Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangdong Province and reiterated his confidence that the cooperation with the Department will continue to be further strengthened particularly in encouraging Chinese businessmen and companies to invest in Ethiopia.

Chen assured the Consul that the cooperation will continue to strengthen and expand. Melaku Legesse has resumed his duties as the Consul General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Guangzhou in December 2013.