ADDIS ABABA — THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD Newspaper 10 May 2016: The Sudanese Public Diplomacy delegates yesterday visited Yeka Abado Condominium site here.
On the occasion Sudanese-Ethiopian Friendship Association representative Nuhamtoken Muhammed said that Ethiopians are most hospitable and all they observed was very impressive. The visit was an important opportunity to witness the development status of the nation. She also lauded the effort of the government in providing basic necessities and development of infrastructures in affordable price for the public.
IGAD Countries Parliamentary Circle Chairperson Prof. Ahmed Sabah noted that the developmental activity in Ethiopia could glimmer the hope of other African countries.
“I witnessed the people of Ethiopia are strongly working to defeat poverty” he noted.
The efforts and commitment of the Ethiopian government has brought notable achievement in the construction and transport sectors, he said and added especially the new Addis Ababa light rail way project is an impressive one, according to Prof. Sabah.
He explained that the visit is an important opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations of the two brotherly countries in all spheres.
Briefing the delegate Addis Ababa City Administration Mayor Diriba Kuma said that since the two countries are close in historical and cultural areas, their economic tie should further be strengthened.
The mayor said the capital cities of the two nations can have potential to benefit mutually from various development endeavours.
Explaining nation’s urban development experience Mayor Kuma said that Addis Ababa is more concerned on three basic areas including housing and infrastructural development and investment expansion.
Accordingly, the Mayor said the housing construction is progressing and some 60,000 condominium houses are being constructed per a year. He added that the construction enables the people to get low cost houses and creates more than 100, 000 jobs.
Khartoum Legislative State Council President Eng. Sidding M.Ali Al Shiek on his part said that the city development is impressing and a lesson for the Sudanese too. As both countries are developing states, they have to strengthen economic relationship.
” I am aware of that investors of the two countries have a chance to invest in a selected economic sectors. For this, mutual cooperation is critical.” he added.
The Sudanese delegation comprised of politicians, businesspersons, religious leaders, artists, media personnel and others has arrived Sunday for a week-long visit. the delegation has so far visited Addis Ababa light rail projects and Addis-Adama Express way. The delegate is expected to visit the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and other development projects as well as hold discussion with senior government officials.
BY YOHANES JEMANEH
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