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Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A-350 will be making its first appearance at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, this Sunday, according to a press release of the airline.

Ethiopian Airlines is reportedly excited about the arrival of the Airbus 350.

Canada is a very important market for Ethiopia,Canada Country Manager Samson Arega said, adding that the airline is committed to provide customers with ultimate travel experience.

Ethiopian Airlines, the only African operator of the Airbus, flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa five times a week.

Since Airbus has in-flight Wi-Fi connection, passengers with smart devices can connect to the world, while others can use smart individual touch screens on their seats. With the state-of-the-art broadband satellite technology, passengers can enjoy reliable connectivity for sending email, shop online or even chat on social media while flying over the clouds, it was learned.

House of People’s Representatives (HPR), in its 3rd regular session today, unanimously endorsed the improved draft insurance business proclamation.

The amended proclamation will allow foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to engage in the financial sector in line with the ongoing wide-ranging reform initiative, it was indicated.

By resolving the complaints occurring in the sector, the amendment will have paramount significance in letting foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to contribute their role in the country’s economic growth.

After deliberation on the draft bills developed by the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), last July the Council of Ministers sent the bills to the House of People’s Representatives for approval, it was learned.  

The House also approved the revised draft proclamation of microfinance institutions by majority.

It will similarly allow foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to engage in micro-finance business institutions.

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