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Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister receives Norwegian delegation

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Addis Ababa, September 16, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gedu Andargachew, today received members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Parliament of Norway.

The two sides held broad discussion on bilateral, regional, and global issues, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Gedu said efforts are being made to further strengthen the longstanding ties between the two countries, and their cooperation in climate change and other related issues.

He thanked the Norwegian Government for the support it has been offering to Ethiopia’s socio-economic sectors.

The Foreign Minister briefed members of the Committee on the ongoing reforms in Ethiopia and the country’s efforts to maintain peace and promote regional integration.

He also called on Norway to provide support to the reform initiative.

Anniken Huitfeldt, Chair of the Standing Committee, commended Ethiopia’s ongoing reform initiatives, and its efforts to promote gender quality. She also hailed the country’s tree plantation campaign.

She further said the peace deal reached Ethiopia and Eritrea would contribute a lot for the stability of the region.

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