Addis Ababa, 06 January 2011 – The government of Ethiopia honoured the business tycoon Shiek Mohammed Al Amoudi in recognition of his partnership and support for the success of the ICASA 2011 hosted by the country. The Ethiopian-born billionaire also received a special award from organizers of the ICASA 2011.
ICASA 2011, Africa's largest conference on HIV/AIDS, brought together some 10,000 participants from 103 countries. The biannual conference was a success to Ethiopia and showed the country's potential to host international summits.
The Grand Millennium Hall was transformed in to a convention centre for the event which cost Sheikh Al Amoudi over 4 million Euros. The government of Ethiopia on Friday honoured Al Amoudi in recognition of his outstanding contribution for the success of the conference.
The business giant also received a special plate award from organizers of the conference."Sheikh Al Amoudi is doing a lot in showing the greatness of our country and promoting the positive image of Ethiopia," said FDRE President, Girma Woldegiorgis after presenting the award to Shiek Al Amoudi.
Speaking of his feeling afterwards, Shiek Al Amoudi said: "I am honoured and deeply delighted over the recognition; I didn't expect such an honour; what I did was for my country."Source: http://www.ertagov.com/erta/erta-news-archive/38-erta-tv-hot-news-addis-ababa-ethiopia/1335-ethiopia-honours-shiek-al-amoudi-in-recognition-of-contribution-to-success-of-icasa-2011-.html