Addis Ababa ENA August 22/2019 Ethiopia has expressed its keenness to forge relations with Seychelles in trade and tourism, and explore other new avenues of cooperation spheres.
This was disclosed while the Ethiopian Ambassador to Seychelles, Meles Alem presented his credentials to President Danny Faure yesterday.
The discussion they held focused on areas such as air connectivity, tourism and trade as well as potential areas of cooperation like cargo shipping lines to facilitate investment and transportation by sea, Seychelles News Agency reported.
Ethiopia’s Ambassador Meles stated that both countries have their own comparative advantages.
“Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries of the world. It has thousands of years of history. The historical attractions are so immense. So if we bring the comparative advantages of the countries into one, they can really change the lives of our people,” he added.
Furthermore, he noted that no matter what kind of strong relations the two countries may enjoy the relations won’t live on unless the relationship benefits don’t trickle down to the people.
President Faure expressed his wish that the bilateral ties established between Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, and Ethiopia since April 1982 remain focused on elevating engagements to new heights.
He added: “Your accreditation today is a testimony to the high level of commitment our countries attach to our engagement. In reiterating our sincere congratulations and in wishing you great success in your new tenure, rest assured, Seychelles is committed to further cementing the good friendship between our nations.”