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Deputy Premier meets with Italian Senate President

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Addis Ababa, October 15, 2019 (FBC) –Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen met with Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, President of the Italian Senate, in Rome today.

The two discussed ways to further strengthen the development cooperation and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Maria Casellati expressed her congratulatory message to the people of Ethiopia and to Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed for his Nobel Peace Prize win.

She also commended Ethiopia’s role in promoting peace and regional integration in the Horn of Africa, according to office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Demeke for his part reaffirmed Ethiopia’s readiness to establish successful economic and investment relations with Italy.

The Ethiopian delegation led by the Deputy Premier will attend an investment forum in Rome.