On Jun 15, 2022

Addis Ababa, June 15, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia has participated in the first Belt and Road Coffee Culture Festival held in Beijing recently.

In his opening remark at the festival, Ambassador Teshome Toga noted that Ethiopia is the birth place of coffee and said that it has a long and unique cultural coffee ceremony as part and parcel of its social fabric.

He also mentioned that coffee is the largest commodity of Ethiopia’s agricultural sector and that it is also the prominent export product item of the country.

Furthermore, he noted, as the Chinese coffee market and consumption in growing fast, the embassy will continue working closely with the Beijing International Coffee Trade Center to promote and facilitate the supply of Ethiopian coffee to the larger Chinese coffee market.

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