ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua)
-- Ethiopia and the United
Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday underscored the need to
further strengthen socio-economic relations, with due
emphasis given to finance, investment and employment
countries made the commitment as part of the visit of
Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu,
Arab Emirates has pledged to support Ethiopia’s economic
growth during the meeting between Gebeyehu and Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE,
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to a
statement issued by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign
UAE further hailed the success of bilateral cooperation
in the area of finance and emphasized the need to scale
up collective endeavors so as to realize pledges into a
realistic time table, it was noted.
in the financial sector is the latest commitment made by
the two countries as part of Gebeyehu’s visit to the
Middle East country.
countries have also announced the agreement to expedite
the signing of overseas labor agreement and the need to
fast-track the signing of labor agreement that was being
discussed for over two years.
Gebeyehu, the signing of the agreement “will create a
viable legal framework for protection and safety of
UAE is one
of the major Middle Eastern destinations of Ethiopian
migrants in search for jobs.
during his stay in UAE, has also met with the Ethiopian
community in UAE and briefed private sector
representatives concerning investment and business
opportunities in the east African country.