ADDIS ABABA, May 31 (Xinhua)-- Ethiopia is to host China Trade Week from July 4-6, with the expected participation of dozens of Chinese companies from various sectors.
"This event is the first of its kind for Chinese firms in Ethiopia, with so far 65 companies confirming their attendance to the trade week," said a statement on Wednesday by Nebiyu Lemma, managing director of Prana Promotion, one of the event organizers.
They will come from sectors including arts and crafts, toys and gifts, energy, lighting, home electronics, construction materials, machinery, food and beverage and textiles.
Prana expects more than 4,000 visitors and exhibitors to attend the event, although it said a lack of enough exhibition space could see the final list of exhibitor companies to be constricted.
"Our future plans are to make the China Trade Week an annual event," said Lemma.
Prana also expect the trade week to see discussions between Chinese and Ethiopians on how best to utilize the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China.