Fostering India-Ethiopia cooperation with H.E. Mr. Demesew Kebede, charge d'affaires
Jan 30, 2023
For identifying new avenues for collaboration and further deepening the bond between India and Africa, President Mr. Abhinav Balyan called on H.E. Mr. Demesew Kebede, charge d'affaires, at the Embassy of Ethiopia.
With historical linkages dating back nearly 2,000 years, the bond between India and Ethiopia is a testament to the enduring strength of diplomacy and people-to-people ties.
Bilateral trade between Ethiopia and India stood at USD 1.8 billion in 2021, out of which Ethiopia’s exports were about USD 75.13 million. In 2020, bilateral trade between Ethiopia and India was USD1.14 billion, out of which India’s exports to Ethiopia were USD 1.08 billion and imports were USD 56.55 million (Source: National Bank of Ethiopia).
Exports from India mainly include primary and semi-finished iron and steel products, drugs and pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, manufactures of metal, etc. Major imports by India from Ethiopia were: pulses, precious and semi-precious stones, vegetables & seeds, leather and spices