PM Meets UK Foreign Secretary (May 02, 2019)

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed received UK’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at his office today.

The two discussed strengthening relationship between the two countries, including support to reforms.

Prime Minister Dr Abiy expressed Ethiopia’s gratitude to Great Britain for the long term support.

Hunt shared the interest of Britain to continue strengthening the relationship between the two countries, and particularly in supporting the current reforms.

Jeremy Hunt also invited Prime Minister Dr Abiy to be a keynote speaker at the defend media freedom conference in London later in the year.

Earlier this afternoon, UK Foreign Secretary also met with Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gedu Andargachew to discuss ways to deepen ties between the two countries.

Gedu appreciated the growing excellent ties and historical relations between the UK and Ethiopia, thanking UK government’s commitment to support Ethiopia during a time of transformational process in the political and economic frontiers.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt commended Ethiopia’s significant contributions in the maintenance of peace and security in the region, while also expressing his country’s commitment to work more closely with Ethiopia in such score.

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