The Prime Minister of Canada, Justine Trudeau, who is visiting Ethiopia with his business delegation, said his country is keen to expand trade and investment in Ethiopia.
He made the remark today after meeting President Sahle-work Zewdie. Prime Minister Trudeau also stated Canada’s plan to engage. Ethiopia and Canada have been enjoying bilateral relations for half a century. Reports show that currently Canada is assisting Ethiopia’s education sector.
Canadian business delegation has also held business forum with Ethiopian business community. Today representatives of twenty companies from different parts of Canada including those working on technology related businesses are visiting Ethiopia accompanying Prime Minister Trudeau.
The business delegation is expected to visit Bole-Lemi Industrial zone in Addis Ababa tomorrow. Canadian oil exploration companies have been active in Ethiopia for many years. Arriving on Friday, Prime Minister Trudeau has also met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. “We’ve landed in Addis Ababa, where we’re ready to get to work on our shared priorities – because by working together, we can create more opportunities & build a brighter future for Canadians & for Ethiopians. Thanks for the warm welcome, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali,” he twitted upon arrival in the political capital of Africa.