Ethiopia launches Visa-On-Arrival Offer for all African citizens
(EBC; November 02,2018) -- The Government of Ethiopia officially launched the issuance of visa on arrival for all African citizens, on Thursday at headquarters of the African Union.
Hirut Zemene, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, On the occasion, said the government of Ethiopia under the leadership of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy has decided to offer visa-on-arrival services to African citizens with the view to realizing the vision of “our founding fathers” to see a peaceful and integrated Africa, where minds, ideas and markets are open to trade.
“The issuance of visa on arrival for all Africans will clearly demonstrate our resolute to the ideals and objectives of the AU and determinations to continue to play rightful roles towards free movement of people and the realization of our integration agenda,” she added.
She underlined that Ethiopia’s Prime Minister set a major milestone in Africa’s effort towards women empowerment and equal access to high level political decision making position by appointing a gender balanced cabinet.
The free movement of people enhances continental integration, given its potential in boosting trade, investment and tourism, she added.
Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat for his part said “This measure demonstrates Ethiopia’s commitment for the fulfillment of AU’s Agenda 2063”.