Addis Ababa February 12/2018 Kuwait will strengthen its support for Ethiopian development projects, Kuwait's Ambassador to Ethiopia Rashed Faleh al-Hajri said.
According to a press release issued by the embassy today, Kuwait is one of the countries which will benefit the community by supporting Ethiopia’s development projects.
The country is assisting in the development of infrastructure, road construction and rural electricity expansion projects in particular through the Kuwait Development Fund, Ambassador Rashed added.
He cited the ongoing water development project in Axum, Tigray, as a manifestation of this support.
According to the Ambassador, Kuwait recognizes the development works and activities Ethiopia has been undertaking, and said it will continue consolidating its assistance to the country.
Kuwait has planned to provide one billion USD support Africa this year and that will benefit Ethiopia too, he stated.
Ethiopia and Kuwait have been boosting bilateral relations, Rashed said.
Ambassador Rashed said Ethiopia's support for the diplomatic effort by Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in resolving the crisis in the Gulf peacefully has shown Ethiopia's strong position on the issue.
He noted that there will be a joint ministerial summit that will be held in Addis Ababa soon.
The Kuwait government encourages investors to invest in Ethiopia and the country has favorable investment opportunities, the Ambassador explained.
Ethiopia and Kuwait began diplomatic relations in 1967.