March 22, 2019
Addis Ababa (ENA) – President Sahilework Zewde bad farewell to the outgoing Russian Ambassador Vsevolod I. Tkachenko yesterday at the National Palace.
President Sahelework and the outgoing Ambassador discussed about the existing bilateral ties and ways of furthering it.
After the discussion, the Russian Ambassador told journalists that it is time that Ethiopia and Russia further strengthening their relationship.
He said that the two countries have reached a stage that needs for them to share best practices as both are at the right track in realizing growth and own great aspiration towards development.
The Ambassador appreciated the overall reform in Ethiopia, particularly the democratization process that provides a better chance of finding a solution for political issues through dialogue.
Lauding the efforts in widening the political space, the Ambassador urged the need to ensure the sustainability and inclusiveness of the reform.
Similarly, President Sahelework has bad farewell for Vatican’s Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia Archbishop Luigi Bianco.
The two sides discussed on ways of boosting the existing relationship.
Saying that Vatican has been supporting Ethiopia in areas of education, health and social areas, Archbishop Luigi Bianco said this will continue.