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Addis Ababa, May 15, 2019 (FBC) -The “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, kicked off in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. today.

Discussions on investment opportunities in Ethiopia as well as on the political and economic reform measures spearheaded by Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed were held in the first day of the forum, according to Fitsum Arega, Ambassador of Ethiopian to U.S.

On the second today, discussion will focus on Access to Capital: Financing Growth and Infrastructure, he twitted.

The two-day U.S.-Ethiopia joint event aims to accelerate American investment and engagement in Ethiopia and contribute to transformational change of Ethiopia’s economic and commercial landscape.

Ethiopia is demonstrating a clear intent to engage more actively with the private sector as the country strives to maintain its growth and meet its goal of reaching lower-middle income status by 2025.

The forum brought together a number of U.S. and Ethiopian business leaders and investors, major U.S. corporations, philanthropists, impact investors, and others interested in deepening business, trade, and investment ties based on the local priorities outlined by Ethiopians.

Investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists from the United States and Ethiopia will have unparalleled opportunities to bolster their vision for a prosperous, secure, and sustainable future for Ethiopia.

EPF marks the beginning of a new future and aims to ensure that both countries benefit from this historic moment.