A forum was held with the public and private institutions that play an important role in the Dire Dawa administration’s foreign trade process.
Discussions were held in Dire Dawa with investors and institutions engaged in export activities, service providers, and leaders of more than 15 different institutions.
The mayor of Dire Dawa, Kedir Jihar, said the forum was aimed at establishing a joint forum on issues that are important to the country's economy and that can generate foreign exchange. According to Kedir, there is a discussion on ways to focus on developing the city.
Kedir Jihar added that the problems faced by investors and foreign exchange earners have been raised during the meeting and that problems related to smuggling will be addressed in the future.
In connection with this, the leaders and members of the institutions said that the lack of transportation, the number of checkpoints, the lack of value in export products and other problems have affected the growth of foreign trade.
An agreement was also reached to create an efficient and problem-solving relationship with the institutions for the development of the sector.