Russia opens Africa–Russia economic cooperation office in Ethiopia

The Government of Russia has opened Africa-Russia economic cooperation coordination committee office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday.

Senator Igor Morozov from Russia, who is also member of the Council of the Federation Committee for Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador of Russia to Ethiopia Evgeny Terekhin have attended the opening ceremony of the office, Coordination Committee on Economic Cooperation with African Countries which is abbreviated as, AFROCOM.

In addition, the event was attended by Ethiopian Government officials, and foreign relation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Aregawi. Senator Igor Morozov stated that the Office will have a vital role in facilitation of trade and investment in between Russia and Ethiopia as well as the rest of Africa.

Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin on his part stated that even though the relationship between Russia and Ethiopia has been for long, trade and economic ties between the two countries has not been that much significant. Meanwhile the opening of the office will serve as a foundation for future trade and economic relations between the two countries.

The diplomatic relations between Russia and Ethiopia were established in 1898, interrupted in 1917 and resumed in 1943.