External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar pays a short visit to Ethiopia and inaugurates the new Indian embassy chancery building in Addis Ababa on June 22, 2022.
He was joined by Ethiopian Minister for Women and Social Affairs ErgogieTesfaye (PhD) and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Amb. TesfayeYilma, and different diplomatic and Indian communities who attended the event.
“The two countries have strong ties in economic trade investment and other sectors besides the cultural and social similarities,” said the Minister indicating that the diplomatic relationship of the two countries has been fruitful for 74 years.
“Indian’s role in education and employment generation has been commendable. Their contribution to the Ethiopian society is widely recognized,” commended Dr. Jaishankar.
The Indian community has a sizable presence in the educational sector of Ethiopia. There are about 1,200 Indian lecturers/professors in about 40 Universities and higher educational institutions.
According to the website of the Indian Embassy in Addis Ababa, the Indian diaspora in Ethiopia is estimated to be between 6,000-7,000. There are a number of Indian companies in the country and similarly there are also several Ethiopian companies who engage Indian workers.
During his visit, the Minister met with President Sahle-Work Zewde. They discussed bilateral cooperation including education, health and investment as also development partnership and on perspectives on the regional and international situation.