Ethiopia Opens Consulate in Italy’s Business City of Turin

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has opened a new honorary consulate in Turin, known as a major business and cultural center in northern Italy, on Saturday.

“Ethiopian Ambassador to Italy Demitu Hambisa, opened the new honorary consulate of Ethiopia in Torino, Italy yesterday,” said the Ministry of Foreign affairs on Sunday.

Engineer Franco Rubini – a lecturer in Building Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Turin and now a Director of ACTA, is the Honorary Consul of Ethiopia in the City.

According to the Ministry, a number of distinguished guests, honorary consuls, academicians, entrepreneurs, and business persons participated in the opening ceremony.

Ambassador Demitu briefed the honorary consul and participants about Ethiopia mainly about opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment, favorable laws regarding investment, home-grown economic reform, and ten-year economic plan and priority sectors in Ethiopia.

The ambassador also added that Piedmont, as a province with advanced technologies and different industries, will be a source of many investors to Ethiopia in the near future.

Honorary Consul Engineer Rubin, on his part, promised to strengthen trade, tourism, economic and cultural relations between Ethiopia and Piedmont, Italy, and also to provide support to Ethiopians in Piedmont.