Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ethiopia boasts of 'successful' diplomacy

(June 12, 2014, (Anatolia News Agency))--Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has praised his country's "successful" diplomatic efforts to bolster relations with world countries. Presenting a report to parliament on Wednesday about his ministry's performance over the past nine months, Adhanom said that Ethiopian diplomacy had been successful in boosting ties with other countries.

"Leaders and higher-level government officials of 60 different countries have visited Ethiopia during the reported period and this helped to hold fruitful discussions to further intensify existing bilateral relations," he told parliament.

The country's top diplomat said Ethiopian officials had also visited various countries "and carried out activities enabling the establishment of strategic partnerships." He asserted that the Ethiopian authorities had bolstered relations with neighboring Djibouti and Sudan, going on to note that a recent visit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata to Ethiopia had helped boost Ethiopian-Kenyan friendship.

"Ethiopia has carried out successful activities to closely monitor the peace process in Somalia and has worked to create a situation to help the warring parties in South Sudan sign a ceasefire agreement," he said. "Ethiopia has been working to speed up development in collaboration with all neighboring states, except Eritrea," Adhanom added. Read more from Anatolia News Agency »

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