Diaspora Day expects to boost Diasporas involvement in Ethiopia's Development

diaspora dayThe Ministry of Foreign Affair said that Diaspora Day to be celebrated in early August will help to foster contribution of Ethiopians living abroad in the development endeavors of the country.

 In a press conference he gave here yesterday, Spokesperson of the Ministry TewoldeMulugeta said the event will enable the Diasporas support the country’s development particularly in the manufacturing, construction, and knowledge transfer.

Diasporas are arriving in Addis Ababa to participate on the event which is expected to attract over 6000 Diasporas from all over the world.

The contribution of Ethiopian Diaspora to the country’s development is growing from time to time, but it doesn't reach the desired level, he said

The government has been working to attract more Diasporas involvement in the economy. Organizing this event is part of the initiative to boost their participation.

The Day will be celebrated through exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions with the presence of high level government officials.

Regarding the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to Ethiopia, the spokesperson said his visit is important to further foster the cooperation between the two countries in peace and security, economy, good governance and diplomacy, he said.

Source: - http://www.ena.gov.et