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FM Gedu holds talks with his Czech counterpart

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Addis Ababa, November 13, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Gedu Andargachew held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic,Tomas Petricek on bilateral and global issues.

Gedu on the occasion said Czech could use Ethiopia, the seat of the African Union (AU), as a gateway to Africa. He also briefed the ongoing political and economic reforms in Ethiopia.

Stating that Ethiopia is keen to strengthen its economic relations with Czech, Gedu urged Petricek to encourage investors from his country to invest in Ethiopia.

Petricek for his part commended the reforms in Ethiopia and congratulated Prime Minister for winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ethiopia is one of the two African countries chosen by the Czech Republic to forage strategic partnership, he said, further expressing his country’s desire to cement its relation with Ethiopia in all fields.

He further said the two countries have potential areas of cooperation in the education, agriculture and transport sectors.

Petricek finally invited his Ethiopian counterpart to visit Czech so as to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.