President Discusses Investment with US Chamber of Commerce Delegation

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Addis Ababa ENA July 11/2019 President Sahlework Zewdie held discussion today with a delegation of US Chamber of Commerce about ways of engaging the private sectors in various investment areas in Ethiopia. 

Following the discussion, US Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant said health care, information technology, education and many others are the priority areas of the US companies.

He noted that the Government of Ethiopia is seeking to realize the reform in many important areas, and “ we have strong voice of the American business.” The US Chamber is the largest business group not only in the US but also in the world, Brilliant added.  

Head of the delegation stressed that the commitment the US private sector wants here is not a short-term commitment. The commitment from the US business is a long-term and sustainable engagement.

“We are very excited by the messages we heard from the president, and we are looking forward to a next step here,” he pointed out.

President Sahlework on her part encouraged the delegation and the US companies in general to invest in Ethiopia, which is also crucial to further strengthen ties between the countries.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has over 3 million members, the largest business group in the world.