July 19, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister returns home concluding two-day official visit

Ethiopian Prime Minister returns home concluding two-day official visit

Asmara, 19 July 2019- Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, returned home in the morning hours of today, 19 July concluding two day official visit to Eritrea.

At a meeting the two leaders held focusing on the bilateral relations and cooperation as well as regional developments of interest to the two countries, they agreed to jointly work to enhance the all-rounded cooperation between the two countries as well as for the regional stability and cooperation.

Speaking to reporters on 18 July, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab stated that President Isaias and Prime Minister Abiy held extensive discussion on further deepening the ongoing vibrant peace process and all-rounded cooperation between the two countries on the basis of the five-point Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed on 9 July 2018 in Asmara. Mr. Yemane went on to say that the two leaders further agreed to broaden the positive developments of the peace process and robust cooperation underway in the Horn of Africa.

Noting that the historic peace agreement was signed a year ago, Minister of Finance of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Ahmed Shide on his part sated that the two governments have agreed to reinforce the peace and cooperation agreement and work together in the diplomatic development, transportation and communications, as well as infrastructure and economic activities especially in the development of ports and land transportation sectors.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Shumete Gizaw, Director of the Office of the Prime Minister and Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines.

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