Ethiopia, Finland keen to boost bilateral relations

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Ethiopia and Finland have reaffirmed their commitment to boost bilateral relations and expand l cooperation between the two countries.

This has been emphasized today (January 23, 2017) during a meeting between State Minister Mrs. Hirut Zemene and Mr. Pekka Olavi Haavisto, a Special Representative on Mediation at Finland’s Ministry of Foreign affairs.

The Special Representative highlighted Finland’s dedication to strengthen and deepen strategic partnership and cooperation with Ethiopia for the benefit and welfare of the peoples of both countries.

State Minister Mrs. Hirut Zemene welcomed Finland’s positive engagements with Ethiopia and expressed her country’s keenness to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

She underscored that the two countries should work more closely on economic relations, particularly in areas of trade, agriculture and the energy sector.

The two sides further discussed on issues of regional peace and security, during which State Minister Hirut noted that Ethiopia never hesitates to take up peace and security initiatives in the region.


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