Ethiopia says committed to elevating relations with Zimbabwe

Ethiopia says committed to elevating relations with Zimbabwe

By Ethiopian News Agency

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia has reiterated its commitment to further consolidate relations and deepen the overall cooperation with Zimbabwe.

Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taye Atske-Selassie, held discussions with his Zimbabwean and Angolan counterparts on the sidelines of the 44th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU).

Speaking on the current bilateral ties with Zimbabwe, Foreign Minister Taye said that the two countries have been working together in the United Nations and many instances.

Discussions focused on how to give more energy and vitality to the outstanding and historical relationships between Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, Taye indicated.

According to him, the relations between the two countries are informed by past cooperation in the African Union and international platforms.

“Zimbabwe is one of the countries that understands the historical significance of Ethiopia and our contribution we have done during the liberation period in the 1950 and 60s.”

Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe Frederick Shava said on his part that Ethiopia and Zimbabwe have discussed the possibilities of revitalizing their joint cooperation in the spheres of agriculture, mining, industry, tourism and commerce.

We are very confident that the two countries can learn from each other in many areas, the minister said.

“As we are producing enough wheat for our people, we are wheat secured countries on the African continent,” the minister indicated.

Ethiopia is executing a national initiative program that has resulted in wheat self-sufficiency, and has commenced exporting surplus to neighbouring countries.