Hargeisa (SD) – Members of the Council of Ministers of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia led by the Minister of Investment met with government officials and Somaliland businessmen, in Hargeisa today.
The purpose of the meeting, was to discuss trade and investment between the regional state and the government of Somaliland.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, the Minister of Investment, the Deputy Mayor of the capital and some of Somaliland’s leading businessmen.
The Ethiopian regional government officials attending the meeting included the Minister of Investment, the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Deputy Minister of Information, the Chairman of the Local Government Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayor of Wajale on the Ethiopian side.
The chairman of the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, Jamal Aided, said the officials had discussed the interests of the two countries, adding that local government officials had come to Ethiopia to invite Somaliland businessmen and they had accepted, investment should be exchanged between the two parties.
Abdisalam Yusuf, Minister of Investment of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, for his part, said the aim of their trip was attracting large-scale Somaliland businesses to their regional government, adding they would hold another conference in Jigjiga later this month to present Somaliland businesses with investment opportunities in their local government.
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