The 2nd National Ethiopian Diaspora Festival kicked off yesterday at the Nile Convention Centre in Bahirdar town, Amhara Regional State.
Senior government officials, invited guests and the Diaspora communities are attending the two day-festival.
Speaking at the opening of the festive, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom, said Ethiopia’s current all-round economic growth is resulted from its citizens’ hard-fought struggle for development
According to FBC, he called on the Diaspora communities to seize Ethiopia’s conducive investment climate and invest their money, the experience and knowledge they acquired from where they live.
“Regardless of our political differences, we should work together for national growth,” he said.
Dr Tedros also told the participants about the growth Ethiopia has registered in health, agriculture, education and other sectors.
Chief Administrator of Amhara Regional State, Gedu Andargachew, said the Diaspora communities can play a great role in accelerating the ongoing economic growth of the country by investing at home.
Panel discussions on diverse national issues, including investment, are parts of the two-day festival.