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PM Hailemariam invites Canada to invest in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 30 October 2013 (WIC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has invited Canada to invest in energy and mining sectors in Ethiopia.

The Premier extended the invitation while holding talks at his office with Canadian, Deputy Minister of International Development, under the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Paul Rochon.

Hailemariam noted that Canada and Ethiopia have enjoyed longstanding relations. He said Canadian investors would be effective if they invest in energy, mining and other sectors in Ethiopia. Paul Rochon for his part expressed the interest of his country to work with Ethiopia in education, agriculture and food security areas. He also stated Canada’s readiness to give support in training entrepreneurs, particularly youth and women. (ERTA)