H.E Ambassador Nega Tsegaye Presented His Credentials to the President of the Republic of Portugal



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.


The 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.




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