Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

5 February 2013

Ethiopia: Foreign Minister Meets German Delegation

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, today (February 5th), held discussions with a Parliamentary delegation from the Federal Republic of Germany. The delegation, composed of members of the Parliamentary budget committee, met the Minister following visits to a number of German-funded technical and developmental projects in the country.

The delegation, which offered its condolences on the death of the late Prime Minister, also congratulated Dr. Tedros on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs. The talks covered Ethiopia's growing economy, peace and security in the Horn of Africa and the burgeoning relations between Ethiopia and Germany. The delegation expressed its hope that the smooth relations between the two countries would continue to go from strength to strength in the future.

The Minister also expressed his hopes that Germany would continue to support the continental efforts to promote peace and security, notably in the Sahel. The delegation took the opportunity to announce that the German Federal President, Joachim Gauck, would be making a visit to Ethiopia in March.

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