The 6th edition of Mexican Gastronomic week

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photo: Anteneh Aklilu

The relationships between Mexico and Ethiopia trace back to the first Italian invasion of Ethiopia when Mexico supported Ethiopia to defend its severity against colonialism. The relationship grows to establishing the first diplomatic office in the continent Africa by Mexico.
It is now 70 years that the two countries entered into an official diplomatic relationship. They have a very popular street named after one another and Mexico City named a metro station after Ethiopia.

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To strengthen this relationships the embassy of Mexico in Addis Ababa started the Gastronomic week, in 2012, to showcase the most unique dining experiences of Mexico. It was six years ago that the celebration began at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
This year it will be at the Sheraton Addis hotel at a cost of 756 birr for a night. The festival is going to last for seven days starting from September 14th to 20th. The event will be open 18.30 to 23.00 every day.
Chief Omar Cuellar Bustos will be leading the cooking team and Ethiopian and international chiefs are expecting to participate.