Economic diplomacy – Matthias Fekl’s participation in the second French-Ethiopian Business Forum (Paris, November 17, 2014)

Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Economy and Finance, and Mr. Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, opened the second French-Ethiopian Business Forum this morning. With 85 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the second most populated country on the African continent and is experiencing exceptional annual growth.

This forum, which is intended for French firms looking for new markets, brought together at the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE) around 30 Ethiopian firms and contractors and almost 150 French firms, notably SMEs and intermediate-sized enterprises.