Ethiopia, U.S. keen on strengthening bilateral relations


ADDIS ABABA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) announced that Ethiopia and the U.S. have shown keen interest on strengthening their bilateral relations and collaboratively working on matters of mutual concern.

Briefing the media on current affairs yesterday, MoFA spokesperson Amb. Dina Mufti said that the leaders of the two countries—Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and the U.S. President Joseph R. Biden—discussed bilateral issues and the way to strengthen their age-old relations. The discussion between the two leaders would be of paramount importance in improving diplomacy between Ethiopia and the U.S., he said.

The two leaders also discussed current issues in Ethiopia, bilateral relations, regional concerns and Ethiopia’s role in law enforcement carried out in the Northern part of the country as well as the efforts being made by the government to address issues in relation to humanitarian assistance, human rights and rebuilding efforts.

On the occasion, he said the active engagement of Ethiopian Diaspora community and friends of Ethiopia that have shown unwavering support and commitment for defending Ethiopia’s interest makes the unwarranted pressure worthless.

The spokesperson also revealed the huge Diaspora presence in Ethiopia, together with friends of Ethiopia. As a result, various activities, including symposiums on pan-Africanism and the role of Diaspora, and Diaspora investment, among others, have been underway.

Moreover, a forum which discussed the contribution of Ethiopians in the Diaspora in supporting rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in areas affected by the conflict in the northern part of Ethiopia was conducted.

The January 14/2022

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