Ethiopia seeks Indian help in agriculture, health
A group of Ethiopian ministers and officials are in India to study the Indian experience in healthcare, agriculture, and small and medium enterprises.world Updated: Jun 17, 2010 13:59 IST
A group of Ethiopian ministers and officials are in India to study the Indian experience in healthcare, agriculture, and small and medium enterprises.
Over the last one week, Minister for Capacity Building Tefera Walwa and Addis Ababa Minister for Health Fontu Tsegaye have travelled around India to look at the best practices of the Indian system.
With only 43 percent of its total area under cultivation, Ethiopia is looking at India for help in increasing its farm production, officials at the Ethiopian embassy said.
Walwa has even travelled to Punjab to invite the farming community to tap agricultural resources in his country.
India-Ethiopian cooperation has gone up in recent years, with the Pan-African e-network opening up avenues of e-learning and e-medicine with premier institutions in India.
India's export-import bank has opened its third office in Addis Ababa.
The Ethiopian capital city's health minister met with her counterparts here to learn about national health programmes dealing with HIV/AIDS and eye diseases.
She also met Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia, who gave her a comprehensive overview of the health services provided by the government in the Indian capital.