Ethiopian Maids and Saudi Agro-Investments
After the ban on hiring of maids from Indonesia and the Philippines has caused an acute shortage of domestic labor, Ethiopia promises relief and reiterates its commitment to Saudi agro-investments:
RIYADH: Ethiopia has pledged to work closely with Saudi Arabia to boost bilateral ties, especially in the manpower and agriculture sectors.
Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis, who was released from a Riyadh hospital on Sunday after a routine medical check-up, made the vow to forge closer ties and to support the Kingdom’s ambitious food security initiative in an exclusive interview with Arab News in the capital Sunday night. Girma, while providing an overview of progressively growing relations between Riyadh and Addis Ababa, pointed out that about 10,000 maids out of the 30,000 female workers recruited so far from the second most populous African country have arrived in the Kingdom.