Brussels, 11th February, 2014– His Excellency Ato Teshome Toga, Ethiopia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to The European Union presented his letters of credence to Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission On the 10th of February 2014.
Ambassador Teshome highlighted Ethiopia’s sustainable economic growth and briefed the President on the current situation in region. He assured president Barroso of Ethiopia’s readiness to strengthen relations with the Commission.
President Barroso in his turn expressed happiness at Ethiopia’s continued economic growth and the stable political situation in the country and appreciated the role it is playing to bring peace in the region. The President also commended Ethiopia’s contribution as the chair of the African Union and on the different global forums such as G-8 and G-20 and promised to continue working together on African issues.
President Barroso and Ambassador Teshome also discussed on a number of bilateral and regional issues.