In order to strengthen the promotion of Ethiopian agricultural products in the Chinese market, on April 16, Mr. Qi Yilong, president of Guangdong Imported Food Association (hereinafter referred to as IFA), was invited to visit the Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Guangzhou and was warmly received by Mr. Teferi Melesse Desta, the Consul General, and his accompanying officials.
(Left: Mr. Teferi Melesse Desta, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Guangzhou; Right: Mr. Qi Yilong, president of IFA)
The two sides carried out friendly exchanges and talks. The consul general said that the consulate would assess the export of its country’s agricultural products and that Ethiopia would formulate a number of favorable policies to expand its agricultural products, flowers and other exports to China in the future. Meanwhile, they also hoped to attract more Chinese enterprises to introduce advanced packaging technology and scientific management system into Ethiopia’s agriculture, which will help Ethiopia produce agricultural products with higher additional value. The consul general also introduced high quality Ethiopian agricultural products to the representatives of the association, such as coffee and grain.
President Qi said that IFA would actively promote the development of Ethiopian products in the South China market. As the only industry association perpendicular to imported food in south China, IFA has always insisted on connecting overseas high-quality food suppliers with Chinese buyers. President Qi recommended the Ethiopian consulate the online and offline platforms of imported food, whose positive impact was unanimously approved by the consulate. The consulate said that the platform met the promotion needs of Ethiopian exporters and that it would gradually develop online and offline cooperation with the association in 2019.
Through this friendly and smooth communication, the association will work more closely with the Ethiopian consulate, and the two sides will bring more high-quality Ethiopian food to Chinese consumers in the future.