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Political Consultations of DM Tlapa and Ethiopia MFA
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Deputy Minister Tlapa Visited Ethiopia


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Tlapa together with the Minister of Agriculture Marian Jurečka, accompanied by a business delegation, visited Ethiopia on July 2425, 2017. Ethiopia represents a major partner of the Czech Republic in the Sub-Saharan Africa and is a priority country for the Czech development cooperation programs.

During the visit to Ethiopia, Deputy Minister Tlapa and Minister Jurečka met with President Mulatu Teshome, and the Ministers of Livestock and Fisheries, and Agriculture and Natural Resources, respectively. In addition, Deputy Minister Tlapa held bilateral political consultations with State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene and met with Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defence Forces general Samora Mohammad Yunis. The program included also a business seminar of the agricultural sector aimed at facilitating contacts between Czech and Ethiopian businesses.

The courtesy call of the Czech delegation on the President Mulatu focused mainly on the topics of creating a stable environment for foreign investors. According to the President, Czech Republic should focus on its comparative advantage, mainly in the food processing and agriculture sectors, energy and light industry.

The regular political consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs covered the topics of strengthening of economic collaboration of both countries, increasing of the volume of mutual investments, potential linkages between development cooperation programs and the business cooperation, and modalities of the cooperation between the EU and the ACP countries after 2020. The Deputy Minister highlighted the necessity of an inclusive dialogue with opposition in order to realize the announced reforms of the Ethiopian political system.

Political Consultations of DM Tlapa and Ethiopia MFA

Political Consultations of DM Tlapa and Ethiopia MFA


Meeting the President of Ethiopia

Meeting the President of Ethiopia