Ethiopian Airlines to operate four weekly flights to Pakistan
Ambassador Jemal says high-ranking delegations will visit Pakistan on May 9
May 8, 2023
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Jemal Beker Abdula has disclosed that the Ethiopian Airlines will operate four weekly flights every week to Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He said high-ranking official and business delegations will be arriving in Pakistan from Ethiopia on May 9 on board a maiden flight of the Ethiopian Airlines which would operate four flights a week from Addis Ababa to Karachi and vice versa.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad the other day, he said the delegations consisting of over 60 individuals would sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with their Pakistani counterparts in the fields of technology, tourism and other sectors. They will also participate in Ethiopia-Pakistan business forums along with taking part in formal inauguration of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Islamabad and Ethiopian Airlines in Karachi, he added.
Jemal Beker said arrival of the delegations would help advance bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse fields aimed at further strengthening the relations between the two countries.
He said the delegations would comprise of the representatives three major ministries including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Regional Integration Ministry and Innovation Technology as well as senior officials of the Investment Commission of Ethiopia and Industrial Park Development Corporation.
From the business side, he said it would represent multiple economic sectors of Ethiopia including agriculture and agro processing, pharmaceutical, textile, surgical equipment, sports, tourism, mining and ICT.
He said trade agreements would also be signed between the business communities of both the countries to boost the trade volume which was minimal to this day.
Jemal Beker said two business forums were also being organized in Karachi and Islamabad to bolster the bilateral trade by strengthening trade and commerce ties between the two countries.
He said Pakistani business community was keen to increase bilateral trade between the two countries since the ongoing development in Ethiopia’s diverse economic sectors had really impressed them during their recent visit to the capital city Addis Ababa.
Likewise, business community of Ethiopia also wanted to develop business and trade ties with their counterparts in the country.
On the occasion, the ambassador also congratulated the people of Ethiopia on Patriots' Victory Day which was being observed in his country today to honour the veterans of resistance movement against Italy.
Reporter Mohsinul Mulk