Ethiopia says it wants to see trade relations with Zimbabwe increase significantly in the next three years.

This was said by the Ethiopian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Dr Koang Dung.

Dr Koang expressed satisfaction at the level of political co-operation and diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and Ethiopia which he said needs to graduate into the economic sphere as Africa faces new challenges in terms of empowering its citizens.

Ethiopia which is home to the headquarters of the African Union was one of the influential countries which founded the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963.

The OAU supported the liberation of many African countries, especially through its liberation committee which mobilised resources for Zimbabwe’s freedom fighters.