According to him, developing countries like Ethiopia are also exposed to other challenges of global dimension that are expected to have disproportionate adverse impact on the countries.
He further pointed out that this conference would create opportunity among the participants to exchange views on the nation agenda with local and Ethiopian community abroad.
Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said the Government of Ethiopia is undertaking various reforms to transform its economic, social and political activities.
She asked the diaspora who have ample knowledge and experience in various fields of specialization to support the development endeavors in the country.
She assured the participants that the government will make use of the recommendations and discussions of this conference as inputs in its policies and actions plans.
The conference is organized by Ethiopian Engineers in Diaspora, in cooperation with Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers, Association of Ethiopian Architects, Ethiopian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers, Ethiopian Society of Electrical Engineers, and Ethiopian Urban Planners Association.