H.E Ambassador Nega Tsegaye
Presented His Credentials to the President of the
Republic of Portugal
The Ambassador of the Federal
Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Portugal, H.E. Nega Tsegaye,
resident Ambassador in Paris, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Portugal, H.E Mr.
Aníbal Cavaco Silva, on 25 September 2014, where President Silva acknowledged the long standing five century -
old historical relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Nega briefed the president on
Ethiopia’s peaceful and stable environment, its role in pacifying and
stabilizing Africa in general, and the horn of Africa region in particular.
He also underlined the various trade and investment
opportunities available in the country. Ethiopia has registered double digit
economic growth for the last ten consecutive years, the Ambassador said.
President Silva appreciated efforts the Ethiopia government is
making to resolve conflicts in the region and beyond, and welcome the opportunity
to further strengthen the economic relations. Ambassador Nega assured the
president that he will work hard to strengthen the existing cordial relationship
between the two countries happily enjoy.
During his stay in Portugal,
the Ambassador held discussions with the Secretary – General of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Ambassador ANA Martinho, and Director of the Sub – Saharan Africa
Department, Mr. Joao Queros. The Portuguese officials noted the
significant potential in the development of the bilateral cooperation, and expressed
the readiness for closer cooperation in political, trade and economic spheres. They
also vowed to strengthen the bilateral relations through the commemoration of
the five century - old historical relations which is being undertaking in Addis
Ababa. Ambassador Nega on his part reaffirmed his readiness to work together
and cooperate in the aforementioned areas.
Ambassador also met and held discussions with Director of aicep Portugal Global
/Trade and Investment Agency/, Mrs. Rita Araujo, where he explained in detail the
comparative advantage of Ethiopia in the areas of trade and investment. Both
parties agreed to strengthen and improve trade and investment ties
between the two countries, to establish linkage and
further promote ties between the private companies.