DUBLIN, Ireland: €250,000 available to support Irish Agri-Food companies partner with African companies Prestigious delegation of African Union delegates visits Ireland The Tanáiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today jointly announced a further call for applications for the Africa Agri-Food Development (AADP) programme. This programme, which is a joint initiative between the two Departments, provides support of up to €250,000 to Irish companies in partnerships with African companies. Projects must be based in Africa, must be commercial in focus and deliver real benefits to local communities. All state funding is to be matched by the Irish company.
DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Ghana, an important step to increase trade with West Africa. This Agreement will be key in facilitating trade with Ghana which saw strong real GDP growth of 7.9% in 2017 The Agreement, the first that Ireland has concluded with a West African country, was signed by Ireland’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Seán Hoy and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, at a ceremony in Accra on Wednesday February 7th. Representatives from ESB International, Guinness and Tullow Oil, all of which have a significant presence in the Ghanaian market, were invited to join the Irish delegation at the ceremony. Commenting on the Agreement, Minister of State for the Diaspora and I
SHANNON, Ireland: Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS with the first delivery expected in June of 2018, followed by a second in January of 2019. We are expanding our cargo fleet and network to support trade within Africa and with the rest of the world “We are excited to take delivery of these first-ever AEI-converted 737-800SFs,” explained Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, “The aircraft will be a great complement to our existing fleet of B777 and B757 freighters. In line with our Vision 2025 Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics strategic roadmap, we are expanding our cargo