Senegal has got into the list of Ethiopia’s export destinations for flower and other semi-processed products, according to Hassen Abdulkadir, Ethiopian Ambassador to Senegal.
The Ambassador told ENA in Senegal that the export of cut flowers is in progress while activities are underway to expand export items. Next on the export list are leather and leather products as well as coffee.
Last year, Senegal received 60, 000 USD worth package of flowers, he said.
Senegal previously imported Ethiopian flowers from the Netherlands, he said, adding the latest initiative enables the country to directly get cut flowers from an African country.
Negotiations are now underway, according to the Ambassador, to facilitate the export of Ethiopian coffee to Senegal.
Ambassador Hassen is also responsible for other six countries in the region with efforts to ensure the rights and benefits of Ethiopian citizens and mobilizing them on national issues.
Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Mauritania and Guinea are the countries served by the Ethiopian embassy in Senegal.
Since the celebration of the Ethiopian Millennium eight years back, relations between Ethiopia and citizens residing in Senegal and supporters of the Ethio-Senegal partnership association is growing.
Over the past four years, the embassy has been able to collect 42,000 USD from the Ethiopian community in Senegal to contribute to realiztion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Ambassador confirmed further efforts to mobilize finance for the construction of the dam. Ethiopia and Senegal enjoy over 50 years of diplomatic relations.
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