6TH SESSION OF JTC (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     9th November 2023        
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Context: The 6th Session of India-Ethiopia Joint Trade Committee (JTC) was recently conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

India-Ethiopia Joint Trade Committee (JTC)

  • Establishment: An agreement to establish a Joint Commission was signed during the visit of Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, then EAM to Ethiopia in July 2007. 
  • First Meeting held: New Delhi in December 2010. 
  • Sixth Meeting held: Ethiopia
  • Focus Area of 6th Session: Health, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Textiles, Infrastructure, Foods and Agro-processing.
  • Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in the African region, with an estimated growth of 6.4% in the year 2021-22.


  • About: Ethiopia, a landlocked country on the Horn of Africa. 
  • Lies: completely within the tropical latitudes and is relatively compact, with similar north-south and east-west dimensions. 
  • Capital: Addis Ababa (“New Flower”)
  • Bounded by: Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and South Sudan and Sudan to the west.