The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was established in 2000 by China and African countries following proposals from Benin, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Mauritius. Since then FOCAC has been serving as the
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was established in 2000 by China and African countries following proposals from Benin, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Mauritius. Since then FOCAC has been serving as the main platform for collective consultation and dialogue on political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation between China and Africa. FOCAC ministerial meetings take place every three years. The ministerial meetings were elevated to summits with the participation of heads of state and government in the years 2006, 2015 and 2018.
The China Africa Advisory is delighted to coorganize this first-of-its-kind Ethiopia Railway Summit together with RDN Global and the support the Ethiopian Railways Corporation.
This high-level event will take
This high-level event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17 to 18 September 2018, providing a unique platform for international railway technology companies, investors and financial institutions to engage with Ethiopian decision-makers and technical experts on concrete cooperation possibilities. Participants will receive first-hand information on Ethiopia’s railway transportation and investment policies, national and international priority projects and related procurement, financing and investment opportunities. Recent developments in the domestic public-private partnership framework and a possible partial privatization of the railway sector are the background against which the Summit takes place.
Ethiopia has been moving to the center of attention of the railway business in Africa through the inauguration of East Africa’s first electrified railway line earlier this year and the launch of the light rail transit in Addis Ababa in 2016. The country’s strong economic growth over the past decade and its increasing industrialization provide a strong basis for the realization of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation’s farsighted vision for railway infrastructure development and operation.