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Information about the partnership

Partner country since 2019

Participants in the programme to date: 61 executives

Political partner for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action: Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MOTRI) of the People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

With approximately 130 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country and has the third-largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, behind Nigeria and South Africa. German companies are particularly interested in the country’s large internal market and in business opportunities in agriculture, the food industry, construction and energy. Germany is one of the world’s largest purchasers of Ethiopian goods, importing in particular coffee and textiles.

Partnering in Business with Germany is open to managers from all sectors. Ethiopian companies are looking to partner with German companies especially on trade with oilseeds, pulses and coffee. In addition, they are looking for machinery used for food processing, packaging, motorised vehicles, chemicals and medical devices.

The alumni work is still in its infancy. A first networking event is being planned for the end of 2024.

Your contact in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MOTRI)
Contact person:
Mengistu Temesgen, Export Promotion Expert


How to contact us

Contact person:
Ronald Schulz
+49 228 4460-1219
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32+36 53113 Bonn

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