Addis Ababa September 23/2013 Ethiopia and Poland reached agreement to boost existing bilateral relation between them.
Foreign Affairs State Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebrekristos and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Beata Stelmach here Monday reached agreement to further intensify bilateral relations between the two countries in the economic, political and social sectors.
Ambassador Berhane on the occasion expressed Ethiopia's desire to work in collaboration with Poland on bilateral and international affairs.
The State Minister said Ethiopia and Poland have an age old relation, however, the trade and investment ties are minimal between the two countries.
In 2011 the Ethio-Polish volume of trade stood at only four million USD. Currently, the trade volume has reached 13 million USD, he said.
Ambassador Berhane said there are ample areas for cooperation.
Stelmach on the occasion said that Polish investors are showing increased interest to invest in Ethiopia.
Polish companies are desirous to engage in different investment sectors in particular in the agriculture sector here.
Stelmach said Polish tourists are also keen to visit Ethiopia and this will help to further enhance people-to-people relation between the countries.
The two parties signed a cooperation framework agreement on the occasion.
Poland is the 6th largest economy in Europe at present.