Ethio-Pakistan Business Forum Kicks Off –

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Addis Ababa, May 9, 2013 (Walta) – Ethiopia-Pakistan Business Forum, aiming to foster commercial and investment ties,  is opened today in Karachi.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Ambassador Mesganu Arga, on the forum, stated that Ethiopia has been working diligently over the past five years to strengthen its diplomatic and trade relations with Pakistan.

He stated that the Ethiopian Government is working towards increasing trade volume between Ethiopia and Pakistan.

Up on the importance of Ethiopian Airlines’ resumption of direct flights to Karachi, Chief Executive of Trade and Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, stated,” Ethiopian Airlines flights to Karachi will give Pakistan a chance to improve its relations with Africa in addition to Ethiopia”.

He underlined that Ethiopia is key to Pakistan’s relations with Africa.

The forum is attended by senior government representatives from various institutions as well as members of the business community.

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