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The 10th COMESA Business Dialogue under the theme “Taking Action on Illicit Trade- an Industrial Competitive Agenda” begins today at the African Union Conference Center. Hosted by the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), the meeting is part of the COMESA Summit 2015, which kicked off on Wednesday the 18th of March.

Kalkidan Yibeltal

The biggest event in the Common Market Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) calendar is underway at the African Union here in Addis Abeba. The two weeks meetings kicked off on Wednesday 18th March, 2015. The first event was the 14th meeting of the Committee on Peace and Security, a closed meeting dealing with the issues impacting on the peace and security issues of the 19 COMESA member states.

Mahlet Fasil

 

Egypt’s visiting President El-Sisi met with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn this morning at the national jubilee palace. Following the closed door meeting the two leaders met the press and said they have discussed bilateral issues, such as focusing on boosting trade and investment ties between the two countries and security.