A Chinese investment delegation, consisting of representatives from giant Chinese medical technology firms, expressed their keen interest to positively contribute to Ethiopia's healthcare sector through experience sharing and knowledge transfer, once their companies commence operations in the Ethiopia.
Aklilu Hailemichael, Ethiopia's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, received the delegation in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.
The state minister, on the occasion, called upon the Chinese technology firms to delve into the multitude of investment opportunities Ethiopia has to offer. Mr. Aklilu specifically extended an invitation to involvement in the medical technology sector.
"The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and other relevant institutions, will support Chinese firms to invest in the medical technology sector," Mr. Aklilu said.
Furthermore, the representatives noted that Chinese high-end medical equipment would help Ethiopia's efforts to modernize its healthcare sector, with particular importance to the treatment of cancer and related diseases.