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Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on February 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM

President Dr. Anton Caragea will open, at the head of a delegation composed of academicians, cultural and political life personalities, the celebrations for Africa Week of Culture and Tourism to be held in Addis Ababa from 6 to 8 February 2019.

Addis Ababa is now a member of World Capitals of Culture and Tourism select list.


Addis Ababa was selected as the first African mega-city to be inscribed on the world list of Capitals of Culture and Tourism in recognition of the city`s rich past, booming traditions and remarkable tourism development.

Addis Ababa encompasses ten world heritage sites on tentative list ranging from natural treasures and natural protected areas such as: a vast array of historically and religiously monuments like the former imperial palace hosting today the Ethnographic Museum, the Entoto enclose of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taytu , the cathedrals of Saint George, Holy Trinity, Medhame Alem –the largest cathedral in Ethiopia and the second in Africa etc.


President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed to Ethiopia by Ethiopian H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (during 2015 visit).


The capital city: Addis Ababa is home to a treasure trove of architectural marvels appreciated in his statement Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Our participation in Addis Ababa, World Capital of Culture and Tourism activities is part of our long-standing commitment to the development of Africa, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.


H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed during his official trip to Djibouti by the H.E. President-Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh (April 2018  ).


Plus Ethiopia is a long-standing diplomatic and dialogue partner and the 2015 visit has herald in a new era of cooperation and friendship stated IRICE President, Dr. Anton Caragea.

Now that Ethiopia has elected a new governmental team it is the high time to discuss and express our long-term commitment of Ethiopia`s development and for our partnership. And the high level meeting on the programme will help to this end, concluded professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


President of Zimbabwe H.E. Robert G. Mugabe welcomes President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in Zimbabwe`s capital Harare.

We have supported development and cultural programs in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and we are proudly adding now Addis Ababa to our list of valuable partners in the region and the support and enlighten policies of Eng. Takele Uma Benti are a guarantee for a long-term cooperation concluded President Dr. Anton Caragea.


The list of meetings for presidential delegation include: Head of Addis Ababa`s government Takele Uma Benti and President of F.D.R. of Ethiopia Mrs. Sahle Work Zewde.


The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have extensive dialogues with H.E. Eng. Takele Uma Benti Ministers of Tourism, of Culture and of Foreign Affairs and a special meeting with H.E. Academician Sahle Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia and will benefit from a cultural and orientation programme in the country.


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The cultural programme will encompass visits to Bahir Dar, discovery of famed Lake Tana`s Monasteries (legendary home of the Ark of Covenant), familiarization trip to province of Kaffa (home to first coffee) and a visit to Jimma, the famous capital of Abba Jifar empire and will conclude with the ceremonies to open the cultural and tourism week celebrations in Addis Ababa.

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