The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade -Professor Dr. Anton Caragea participated in a dialogue and friendly consultation session, with State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia-Berhane Gebre Christos, during the President official visit to Addis Ababa.

Consultations ECTT President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Friendly dialogue between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea underlined that keeping the intense pace of this dialogue was a priority and declared that it would further enhance the bilateral relationship, including by identifying new  cooperation opportunities.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea underlined the consistency of economic cooperation, supported by the dynamic presence of European companies in Ethiopia and by the increasing trade between the two countries and our mission is to provide all the support they need to have opportunities for increased investment and business”, emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

In his turn, Ethiopian Minister appreciated the dynamics of bilateral cultural and economic relations.

Minister Berhane Gebre Christos recalled the very important role of the European lobby for his country in international organizations and for Ethiopia being nominated as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015, an action that will have a significant contribution to his country’s economic development. “I thanked Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for the support that the European  personalities provide for the Ethiopian world stage profile and for supporting my countries initiative in the world of tourism”, stated Berhane Gebre Christos.

Ethiopia T Shirt for 2015

Ethiopia-World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 special T shirt presented to State Minister-Berhane Gebre Christos.

The Ethiopian official also thanked President Dr. Anton Caragea for its constant and sustained support that it provides Ethiopia for the latter’s accession to the tourism structures, World Best Tourist Destination and World Capital of Culture and Tourism international competitions and expressed confidence that President Dr. Anton Caragea would further support Ethiopia, in view of a positive decision in this file for World Capital of Culture and Tourism nomination.

In this context, he congratulated President Dr. Anton Caragea for the successful mandate and his Chairmanship of the Tourism and Trade Council.

During the talks, the two personalities extensively exchanged views on the current developments in Africa and Europe, particularly in the context of the Somali crisis and the issue of migration.

There was also an exchange of views on matters of interest on the international agenda, economic cooperation, cultural and diplomatic strengthening of ties.