By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
March 27, 2012 (HUMERA) – A Sudanese business group is taking part in a business exhibition and bazaar, which began on Sunday in Ethiopia’s Humera town in the Tigray region which borders Sudan.
Over 100 firms and businessmen are participating in the bazaar, which is part of the wider platform of forging multilateral ties between the two East African neighbours.
Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, mayor of Humera, Alemu Ayanew, said such occasions open doors to enhance friendship and cooperation based on mutual interest of the two people of the two countries.
The Sudanese businessmen brought products including onions, ceramics, plastic furniture, electronic and building materials.
Residents of Humera said they are enjoying the fair and affordable Sudanese products.
Ali Farah Ali Ahmed, chairperson of the general union of Sudanese businessmen in Kassala, who led the Sudanese business delegation, said his group’s main objective in this bazzar is not to profit but to further strengthen the political, social and economic ties between Sudan and Ethiopia.
Humera’s chamber of commerce president, Birhane Hagos, said such exhibitions taking place between adjacent states of Sudan and Ethiopia allows both sides to transfer technology and share and exchange their experiences.
Organisers said Turkish businessmen will also attend the event.
In 2011 a number of Sudanese firms and businessmen from Kassala and Gedarif took part in a mobile exhibition and bazaar in the Tigray region capital, Mekelle.
During the past few years such exhibition and bazaars have played a crucial role in boosting trade ties between Ethiopian and Sudanese business communities.