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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen held talks today with the Russian Foreign Minister,  Sergey Lavrov on various issues of mutual interest.
Mr. Demeke, while briefing the press following the discussion, said that the fruitful discussion the two ministers had reaffirmed that Ethiopia and the Russian Federation have shared values and interests in various areas.Russian Foreign Minister
He said, the two sides have agreed to continue strengthening their relations in terms of economy, trade, science and technology.
Regarding the tripartite negotiation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister explained Ethiopia’s commitments to be abide by principled discussions that pave the way for mutual benefits.Russian Foreign Minister
During the discussion, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister indicated that Ethiopia attaches significant importance to the longstanding historical relations with the Russian Federation and appreciated Russia’s unwavering support to Ethiopia during difficult times of need.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister also briefed his Russian counterpart on current national issues in Ethiopia.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on his part, conveyed to Mr. Demeke, the message sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.Russian Foreign Minister
Lavrov also called the Ethio-Russia relationships delightful and effective while noting the need to hold a meeting of the joint commission of the two countries.
The Russian Foreign Minister further said that Russia would continue to work together with Ethiopia on international and regional issues.

Sergey LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday for a two-day working visit,  met with President Sahlework Zewde today. At this time, about the good relations between Ethiopia and Russia, the interest to expand the relations sector especially the economy through investment and the upcoming joint commission meeting, the cooperation in international platforms, and the meeting of African-Russian leaders that will be held in Addis Ababa was discussed.
In addition, they exchanged ideas on the world order that is happening today. The minister gave explanation about the Russia-Ukraine war. Minister Lavrov has visited four countries in Africa and it will end in Ethiopia.

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Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

Sergey LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is in Ethiopia, its his last leg on his African tour. The Minister highlighted various cooperation areas between the two countries. President Sahle-Work Zewde pointed out the longstanding relation with their respective countries and the desire to reinforce the bilateral partnership. The President and the Minister discussed on other international affairs. The Russian foreign Minister visited Uganda, DR Congo and Egypt before arriving in Ethiopia.

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