ADDIS ABABA, Feb 13 — Ethiopia’s efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change are encouraging, says Swedish Ambassador to Ethiopia Jan Sadek.

He told the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) here Wednesday that the climate-resilient green economy strategy which the country was implementing was bringing about change.

Soil and water conservation activities and covering of bare lands with plants are helping to rehabilitate degraded lands and recover basins, he said while expressing his Sweden’s willingness to continue supporting such projects which contribute to adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

The Swedish government will also continue to support other development endeavours being undertaken in the country in various areas, the ambassador said, noting that the long history of economic co-operation between Ethiopia and Sweden was based on mutual benefit.

He also disclosed that 105 Swedish companies were engaged in Ethiopia in various areas, while a number of other companies were interested to invest in Ethiopia in agriculture, manufacturing, textiles and electronics.

The annual trade flow between the two countries has reached more than three billion Birr (about 156 million US dollars) and the recently inaugurated direct flights to Sweden by Ethiopia Airlines were expected to boost the trade relations.


Source: ENA


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