The state-owned Russian Railway Company is in discussions with the government of Ethiopia on potential opportunities to engage in railway development projects, according to The Reporter.
A Russian delegation, led by Russian Railway vice president Alexandor V. Saltanov, held talks with the Foreign State Minister Dawano Kedir in Addis Ababa last week.
“We are in the process of contact with our Ethiopian partners and friends about the prospect of Russian-Ethiopian cooperation in the construction of the railway infrastructure in this country,” MoFA spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti told journalists.
“We agreed to continue meetings and exchange of views, and even jointly study all the details of the implementation of such a great project,”
“It is important to work with the Russian Railway Company because of its experience, to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer” he added
Saltanov also held discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Ethiopian Railway Corporation officials on ways to participate in railway development projects in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopia government has been looking to finance more than 2000 km of railway, as set out in its five year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).
Source: The Reporter