Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu held talks with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice- President of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini on 18 February 2017 on the margins of the 53rd Munich security conference, now underway in Munich, Germany.
The two sides discussed on issues of regional peace and security and migration, as well as the positive steps the Government of Ethiopia has taken in the pursuit of addressing popular public demands.
Ms. Mogherini congratulated Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu for taking office as Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. She also said the EU is keen to continue its constructive engagement with Ethiopia.
Dr. Workneh thanked the High Representative for her good wishes and briefed her on the situation in Ethiopia and region. On Somalia, the Minister emphasized the positive and encouraging trend of state building in Somalia as concluded by the election of the president. Ethiopia and IGAD countries view this development as a chance to further engage with Somalia in its effort to build peace and security and support the national institution building efforts. Ethiopia is confident of EU’s continued support in the region, he added.