Thu 08-03-2018 11:53 AM
ADDIS ABABA, 8th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has received the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their wishes for Ethiopia further progress and prosperity.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, in turn, reciprocated his greetings to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and his wishes for the UAE more progress and prosperity.
The meeting, which was held in the framework of Sheikh Abdullah's official visit to Ethiopia, touched on bilateral relations and joint cooperation in various areas, especially in the economic, trade, cultural, tourism and social sectors.
Sheikh Abdullah said that that the UAE has strong and solid relations with Ethiopia, highlighting the keenness of both countries' leaderships to further develop them and boost aspects of joint cooperation.
Desalegn, in turn, welcomed the UAE's Foreign Minister's visit, highlighting the strong ties between the UAE and Ethiopia. He also praised the UAE's desire to enhance cooperation with Ethiopia, especially in investment, and the special stature it enjoys in Ethiopia and African Union countries.
The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Ghazi Abdullah Salem Al Mehri, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Ethiopia.