A nine-member UK parliamentary delegation, including representatives of the business community, arrived in Ethiopia on Monday (November 12th) on a four-day working visit.
During discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam, both sides emphasized the value of strengthening existing development cooperation between the two countries in a variety of sectors. The Prime Minister also urged that Ethiopia and the UK should continue to work closely on issues related to peace and security. MP Laurence Robertson, Chairman of the All-Party Ethio-UK Parliamentary Friendship Committee, praised the government's successful implementation of UK development cooperation projects and said discussions on furthering these partnerships were ongoing. Ethiopia and the UK share a long-standing relationship, one that has seen the two countries cooperate significantly on projects designed to help realize Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plan.