DPM and FM Demeke Receives Hon. Kelly

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia earlier today received Honourable Trent Kelly, a Member of the Houses of Representatives of the United States.

Their discussion focused on deepening the bilateral relations and current development in the Horn of Africa.

Representative Trent Kelly commended the Government of Ethiopia for the improvement it has made since the signing of the Pretoria Peace Agreement. The decision of the U.S. Government to lift the human rights violation designation helps to further strengthen bilateral and international cooperation, he noted.
Honourable Kelly said Ethiopia is important partner to the U.S. and called for continued dialogue to address other outstanding issues as well.

H.E.Demeke, on his part , briefed Honourable Kelly about the ongoing socio-economic developments in Ethiopia and stated the need to support its post conflict peace-building efforts.

He also welcomed the decision of the U.S. and said Ethiopia expects continued support from the international community, at large and the U.S., in particular, in its reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.

Both sides concurred on the need for concerted efforts to address peace and security challenges in the Horn of Africa.

State Minister Amb. Mesganu Held Political Consultation with Kazakhstan Counterpart

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Amb. Mesganu Arga held political consultation with his Kazakhstan counterpart, H.E. Kanat Tumysh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan on bilateral, regional, and multilateral venues of mutual interest and cooperation.

In his remarks, Amb. Mesganu lauded the Consultation as an ideal platform for further cementing bilateral and multilateral ties and boosting Ethio-Kazakhstan economic cooperation. Further consolidation of longstanding political, security and socio-cultural cooperation is also part of the political consultation.

Deputy Minister Tumysh also expressed his gratitude to the Government of Ethiopia for its continued support and vowed to further bolster the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

The visit of Djiboutian Public Diplomacy Delegation a game-changer in taking people-to-people relations to the next level:: State Minister Amb. Birtukan

During a welcoming ceremony in honour of the Djiboutian Public Diplomacy Delegation in Sheger City on 04 July 2023, H.E. Amb. Birtukan Ayano, State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted the historic trip shows that the thriving relation between Ethiopia and Djibouti is gaining traction. It is a a game-changer in taking our people-to-people relations to the next level, Amb. Birtukan added.

The driving force behind our active engagements is the political commitment of our leaders and the shared aspirations of our brotherly people, the state minister noted.

Welcoming the PD delegation, the Mayor of Sheger City, Dr. Teshome Adugna called for the establishment of twinning between the sisterly cities of Djibouti and Sheger City.

DPM and FM Demeke Receives Ethiopian Honorary Consul in Belarus

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, this morning received at his office, Ethiopia’s Honorary Consul in Belarus, Mr. Dmitry Lukashenko, of the Republic of Belarus.

H.E. Demeke warmly welcomed the Honorary Consul to Addis Ababa and expressed the gratitude of the Government of Ethiopia for representing Ethiopia and its people with passion and commitment in the Eastern European nation. He told the latter, “You are out ambassador to Belarus”.

He said, it is high time that Ethiopia and Belarus strive towards strengthening bilateral ties, among others in the areas of investment, tourism, agricultural mechanization, and mining. We will do our level best to enhance Ethio-Belarusian relations, Mr. Demeke told Mr. Lukashenko.

Mr. Lukashenko, on his part, thanked the DPM and FM for graciously hosting him and vowed to further bolster the historical relations between the two countries. He also commended the recent development and positive changes in Addis Ababa.