ISLAMABAD, MAY 9 /DNA/ – High-powered official and government delegations arrived in Karachi on maiden flight of Ethiopian Airlines which landed at Jinnah International Airport in early morning today and given a warm welcome by the Pakistani authorities and government officials.
Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, received the delegations here at the airport along with Chief Minister of Sindh H.E. Syed Murad Ali Shah and other provincial ministers and businessmen.
A reception and inauguration ceremony also held at the Airport which was followed by cake-cutting ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the ambassador said the Ethiopian Airlines would operate four flights a week from Addis Ababa to Karachi and vice versa. This will transform whole landscape of bilateral relations of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Islamic Republic of Pakistan by giving a major boost to people-to-people and business-to-business contacts.
He extended gratitude to all those who supported the Embassy of Ethiopia in Pakistani in starting the flight operations of Ethiopian Airlines from Karachi.