Mr. Qiu Zhonghui with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahamed (left). Signing of the MOU (right).
Board Chair of the Amity Foundation and Amity Printing Company, Mr. Qiu Zhonghui, met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahamed during a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Amity and the Ethiopian government (MOU) on establishing a printing company in Ethiopia. The meeting took place on the periphery of the Second Belt and Road Summit for International Cooperation in Beijing, which Mr. Qiu was invited to.
During the forum on April 26, Mr. Qiu Zhonghui was invited to the hotel of the Ethiopian delegation. He and the Commisioner Abebe Abebayehu of Ethiopian's investment Commission signed a MOU of cooperation in the field of social enterprises. The Ethiopian government extended the invitation to Amity Printing Company to Ethiopia to set up the first overseas printing company eligible to operate in the country. Prime Minister Abiy Ahamed, congratulated Mr. Qiu and expressed his appreciation for Amity's engagement in Ethiopia.
Mr. Qiu gives an interview to an Ethiopian TV station (left). Mr. Qiu and Commissioner Abebe Abebayehu (right).
In 2015, the Amity Africa office and Amity Printing Service Center were established in Addis Abeba, capital of Ethiopia. Since then, Amity Foundation is engaged in providing printing services and supporting the modernization of the local Ethiopian Printing industry. The Amity Foundation also conducted several social development projects in the fields of education, water and health. The establishment of a social enterprise in Ethiopia will also amplify the engagement in social causes in the country and serve local people and communities.