An Ethiopia delegation of members of the House of Peoples Representative’s led by Abadulla Gemeda went to Saudi Arabia over the week end (December 27). The delegation left for Saudi Arabia for a working visit upon invitation of to them by Shura Council. In a meeting with the members of the Shura Council, Speaker of the House Abadulla Gemeda stated to that the bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia is historic str4sessing that the two countries are enjoying strong partnership currently. The Speaker noted that considering the fact that Saudi Arabia needs large number of labor force the Ethiopian government is working to finalize labor agreements and so as export of labor is conducted in legal manner that avails protection to workers. He also noted that the government is working to address issues related to lack of skill in workers travelling to Middle East. Speaking about investment, Abadula urged Saudi investors to take advantage of the investment climate in Ethiopia and opportunities in Ethiopia in manufacturing and agriculture sectors. Representatives of the Shura Council extended their appreciation to Ethiopia’s development efforts. They also noted that the Shura Council is encouraged by the relation between Egypt and Ethiopia .The delegation is expected to sign bilateral agreements between the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives and the Shura council to further strengthen relations between the two legislative bodies. The Ethiopian delegation is also expected to discuss with Ethiopian citizens in Riyadh.
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