PM Visit to Egypt Promoted Mutual Confidence, Understanding: Ambassador Taye Atsekeselassie

Addis Ababa June 12/02018 The bilateral discussions held between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt “were conducted in a spirit of clearing out differences that had surfaced in the past and helped promote mutual confidence and understanding,” Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Egypt Taye Atsekeselassie said.

An Ethiopian high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had a two days official visit to Egypt last week.

The leaders of the two countries have agreed to work in partnership in the agriculture sector, fishery, infrastructure development and other areas of investment, it was learned.

Both countries have agreed to increase Egyptian investment in Ethiopia and to start the construction of Egyptian industrial parks here.

Ethiopia and Egypt have also vowed to increase their mutual trust in equitable utilization of the waters of the Nile.

State Minister at the Office of Government Communication Affairs, Kasahun Gofee said “the two leaders have conducted constructive discussions and this is expected to help scale up the relation between the two countries.”

In line with the agreement reached between PM Abiy Ahmed and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, 32 Ethiopians jailed in Egypt were released and flown back home yesterday.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had visited Ethiopia in March 2018 and the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegen, paid state visit to Egypt this year in January.