23 January 2019

Ethiopia: Germany, UK, and Romania Discuss About Ways of Bolstering Ties With Ethiopia

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Foreign Affairs State Minister, Hirut Zemene met and discussed on the opportunities to boost relationships with Michelle Muntefering, German Minister of State on Tuesday, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During their meeting on the margins of the EU-African Union Ministerial assembly in Brussels, they discussed on the upcoming visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Appreciating the upcoming visit President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his business delegation, State Minister Hirut said "this will further strengthen the business and investment ties between the two countries."

Stating that the delegation includes some anchor German companies, German Minister of State Michelle expressed her hope that they will sort out an opportunity to be part at the current liberalized economic sectors.

In related news, Hirut had met with Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for International Development.

Hirut appreciated UK's bilateral assistance, which she described it as "was the best in quality and size."

Welcomed UK's productive engagement in the Horn of Africa, the State Minister briefed Baldwin about the ongoing economic and political reforms in Ethiopia.

They exchanged views on the current situation in the Horn of Africa.

Baldwin invited Ethiopia to take part at the UK-Africa Investment Forum which will be convened in UK.

Similarly, Hirut discussed about ways of strengthen the bilateral relationship with Romanian State Secretary, Monica Gheorghita.

Hirut assured the Romanian State Secretary about Ethiopia's interest to strengthen relations with Eastern Europe countries, particularly with Romania during its presidency of the EU.

Stating Romania's desire to work closely with Ethiopia and upgrade its missions in Addis to an Ambassadorial level, Monica noted "now it's at charged affair level."

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