ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has hosted the 2016 Africa Day celebration, on June 1st at the Diplomatic Club, a moment that is the culmination of the celebrations of Africa month in May 2016, across Europe and European Council on Tourism and Trade member countries.
Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May, within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 and the progress made by the continent since then to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development via tourism betterment.
The ceremony, held under European Council on Tourism and Trade banner, has brought together representatives from tourism institutes, research centers, diplomatic centers from across the continent.
Nigeria, Benin, Mali, Sudan, Senegal and Congo Brazzaville are among the countries that have sent delegates to the celebration.
European Council on Tourism and Trade joined the efforts to foster the trade and tourism exchanges between the continent and the international community.
“Africa Day provides an opportunity for us to celebrate our African efforts in promoting tourism in the continent, to foster development, to insure the tourists that Africa is a safe, astonishing and welcoming destination.
We will always love Ethiopian people and support Ethiopian tourism development and country growth and affirmation in the world.” said President Caragea.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria Ambassador express clearly the feelings of the participants: We love ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade! for what opportunities and occasions had brought to Africa.
More than 100.000 jobs are now created in the last two years, in African tourism sector, and all this is a recognition of the efforts carved out by European Council on Tourism and Trade to promote our continent.Not only Ethiopia and Zimbabwe benefited, but all the nations of the region have being encouraged in developing tourism and tourist were enlisted in discovering African continent!Thank you Professor Caragea !, concluded the ambassador.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea surrounded by the heads of institutions from Nigeria, Benin, Senegal