President Mulatu Teshome received His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of #Norway, Haakon Magnus and Princess, Mette-Marit today (November 7, 2017) at the National Palace. The Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon Magnus and Princess, Mette-Marit are on their two days state visit to Ethiopia.
The Crown Prince, Haakon Magnus and his high-level delegation held discussions with Dr. Mulatu, Ministers and high-level officials of the Ethiopian government. On the occasion Dr. Mulatu noted that the Crown Prince’s and Princess’s visit to Ethiopia will basically impact the bilateral relations between the two countries and will definitely have a significant impact on trade, investment and other arrays of relationships.
Commending number of Norwegian companies that are actively engaging with the development in Ethiopia like Norfund, Yara International, Nera, Mester Gronn, President Mulatu urged the need to work closely to further reinforce the bilateral ties. Dr. Mulatu added, “Ethiopia offers outstanding business opportunities in many areas including agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining and mineral exploration as well as other areas” and expressed his hopes that Ethiopia and Norway further bolster their bilateral relations in wide range of areas.
The Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon Magnus in his part, expressed Norway’s strong desire to have robust cooperative relation with Ethiopia. The two sides have also exchanged views on peace and security matters of South Sudan and Somalia and came in to understanding in the importance of working together to consolidate the peace and stability of the region. At the end the two sides have inked agreements that will lay a foundation to start large scale potash production.