Addis Ababa November 4/2013 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here Tuesday conferred with a Canadian delegation led by International Development Deputy Minister, Paul Rochon on bilateral issues.
While conferring with the Minister, the Premier said Canadian companies can invest in Ethiopia in various areas, including transmission and distribution of electricity as well as exploration and development of mines, especially petroleum.
He called on Canadian companies to engage in development of renewable energy, in particular in hydroelectric power generation.
Minister Rochon on his part said Canada is keen to further boost the existing bilateral cooperation with Ethiopia.
He said the ties between the two countries are mainly in trade, capacity building, agriculture and technical and vocational training, among others.
He said his country is supporting various development activities in Ethiopia, including building capacity of people extracting mines traditionally, farmers engaged in crop production and animal husbandry, among others.
Canada has provided 207 million Canadian dollars support for Ethiopia over the past year, according to a high level official who attend the meeting.