The meeting between the head of the Chamber Sergei Katyrin, and the Ambassador of Ethiopia, Cham Ugala Uriyat, was devoted to discussing upcoming contacts between the business community of Russia and Ethiopia and the participation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The meeting was attended by Vice President of the Chamber Vladimir Padalko, Deputy Director of the Department of External Relations of the Chamber Ilya Nesterov and others.
As Sergei Katyrin noted, today the main task for the developing Russian-Ethiopian relations is to increase trade turnover between our countries. The Chamber system has capabilities that entrepreneurs can use and provides access to any point in the regions of Russia, S. Katyrin noted.
According to him, there is an opportunity and need for the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to work more actively with Russian regions.
The Ambassador of Ethiopia emphasized that recently there has been an increase in trade turnover, which was facilitated by the resumption of Ethiopian Airlines flights from Moscow, flying three times a week. This became possible thanks to the signing of an agreement at the Russia-Africa summit held in St. Petersburg. According to the Ambassador, an increase in the frequency of flights and the emergence of cargo flights will lead to increased cooperation.
The President of the Chamber also welcomed the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Ethiopia and emphasized the opportunities opening up in this regard for increasing the tourist flow to African countries. He also especially noted that organizing direct, without the participation of intermediaries, supplies of products from Ethiopia to Russia, such as flowers and coffee, will increase profits for businessmen and will allow them to offer consumers the best prices.
During the meeting, issues of holding a Russian-Ethiopian business forum, in which the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry could take part, were discussed the date of which will be decided in the near future. In this regard, Sergei Katyrin noted the importance of disseminating information about Ethiopia for Russian business and presenting this country at Expocentre exhibitions and in the regions.
Press Service of the Russian Chamber