Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday announced that Ethiopia has finalized preparations for the upcoming African Heads of State and Government and the 10th US-Africa Business Summits in January and February 2016 respectively.
While briefing diplomats at a consultative discussion forum held last week, which humorously is now last year, State Minister Ambassador Taye Atskeselassie said both Summits will help create business opportunities and strengthen the business ventures among participants.
“As the participants of the Summits are drawn from various sectors including gas, oil, manufacturing, energy and agriculture, the experience that would be gained in this regard for the local business people is immense,” the Ambassador said.
He added that participant of the Summits should not be discouraged by the sporadic violence that occurred in Oromia State which the government took under control with active public participation.
The State Minister also called upon members of the diplomatic community to make themselves ready for the success of the summits by facilitating the overall logistics adjustments.
The 26th AU Summit is slated to happen from the 26th to the 31st of January, 2016 while the US-Africa Business Summit is slated to happen from February 1st to 4th, 2016 in Addis Ababa.
The 26th AU Summit, which is expected to be attended by delegates representing various institutions, is slated for January 26-31, 2016 and the US-Africa Business Summit February 1 – 4, 2016 in Addis Ababa.