Ethiopia, Russia Reach Mutual Understanding On Economic, Military Cooperation


October 26, 2019


Addis Ababa (FBC) – The bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit between Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Russian President Vladimir Putin has created a common understanding on areas of economic and military cooperation, said the Prime Minister’s office.

The Prime Minister also held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the margins of the Summit, in which both leaders aligned on key issues related to the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam.

Prime Minister Dr Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s equitable use and no harm principle, the office added.

In his remarks during the ‘Russia-Africa: fulfilling the cooperation potential’ plenary session, he highlighted the importance of collective commitments to developing and sustaining cooperative relations in highly complex world.

Citing abundant human and natural resources on the continent, he emphasized the potential for Africa and Russia to enhance trade and economic cooperation.

The Premier returned home following the conclusion of the Summit.

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