On Wednesday, Ethiopia’s State Minister for Trade, Denge Boru, and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Khalif Abdi Omar, officially launched trade negotiations between the two countries. The Ministers emphasized the importance of the two countries’ collaboration and promised to begin negotiations on a cross-border trade deal that would benefit both countries’ people.
The two ministries also agreed to negotiate and sign a bilateral trade deal to support regional integration efforts such as COMESA and the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Both Ministers also agreed to establish a joint trade committee to help improve conditions for further strengthening trade between the two countries. They also identified priority activities to improve business connections between the two countries and boost trade exchanges between the two brotherly nations.
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