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Ethiopia’s FM holds talks with officials of different countries

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Addis Ababa, September 24, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gedu Andargachew, has held talks with officials of different countries on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

During the talks with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, the two Foreign Ministers called for more works to bolster the relationships between the two countries.

Haavisto appreciated Ethiopia’s efforts to maintain peace in the Horn of Africa in general, and the diplomatic role played by PM Dr Abiy Ahmed for the deal recently signed in Sudan in particular.

Gedu said Ethiopia is committed for the stability of the Horn of Africa, thereby contributing a lot for the success of the development works being undertaken for the prosperity of the region.

Haavisto assured Gedu of Finnish Government’s commitment to strengthen the private sector in Ethiopia, in addition to strengthening its partnership to bring regional peace.

Likewise, Foreign Minister Gedu signed an agreement with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on mutual waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Gedu on the occasion called on the two countries to cement their relations in the areas of trade and investment just as to their historical relations.

Retno Marsudi for her part said that the direct flights between Ethiopia and Indonesia has been playing constructive role for the expansion of trade between the two countries.

She also underscored the importance of exchanges of visits to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations.