Ethiopian President calls for investment

President Wirtu says that ties between countries will increase, and voiced his hope that trade and financial relations will rise.

Ethiopian President calls for investment

World Bulletin/News Desk

Ethiopia's newly elected President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (56) has called Turkish businessmen to invest in various sectors such as construction and energy in his country.

President Wirtu, former Ethiopian ambassador in Ankara, told an Anadolu Agency correspondent that ties between countries will increase, and voiced his hope that trade and financial relations will rise. Wirtu said he wants to see prestigious Turkish building companies to invest in road, railway constructions and energy sector. He named railway building as the most important for his country.

“I appeal all Turkish companies to realize a promising relation between two countries,” he said, adding that his country perceives Turkey as a strategic and development partner. President Wirtu said Turkey will support newly built industrial zone in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital, and said he wants to see the zone to be successful in near future.

In respect to his presidency, he said that he will bow to the government’s priority and work to materialize the national program.

Ethiopian Ambassador Wirtu has been elected as a president by both houses of the parliament on 7 October. Wirtu belongs to the Oromo tribe, one of the biggest in Ethiopia, like his predecessors Girma Woldegiorgis and Negasso Gidada.

He studied political economy in Beijing University, and received his Ph.D. in international relations field. Before Ankara, Wirtu has served as an ambassador in Beijing, China’s capital, and Tokyo, Japan’s capital. He also held ministerial position in his country. He is married with one child.

Last Mod: 10 Ekim 2013, 12:54
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