The Norwegian Business Delegation met with the Embassy and private sector yeaterday 2 February. Photo: RNE/TWO
Norwegian Business Delegation in Addis Ababa
Last updated: 02.02.2016 //
The embassy’s partners in developing Norwegian businesses and investments in Ethiopia, namely Innovation Norway, the Norwegian African Business Association and NORAD’s Section for Private Sector Development are currently in Addis Ababa to participate in the US-African Business Summit and get a better understanding of the Ethiopian market.
Their primary roles are to assist and provide advisory services and support to international Norwegian companies, and more specifically those organisations that are entering the African market.
Their stay in Addis Ababa also proved to be a good opportunity to get introduced to and hold discussions with representatives of Norwegian businesses in Ethiopia to get an insight of the scale of their engagement, the opportunities that exist in Ethiopia and the challenges faced by the companies. It was clear that although the number of Norwegian organisations present in Ethiopia are limited, there is an increasing interest from the Norwegian private sector to engage in the Ethiopian market. Thus a forum such as this is important to enhance the cooperation between the companies, the embassy and the supporting organisations.
The embassy welcomes a greater engagement of the Norwegian private sector and is ready to assist in being a door opener and a dialogue partner for those that have an interest in the Ethiopian market.