PM Abiy Holds Talks with Indian PM Modi over COVID-19 Challenge

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held talks with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, by phone on bilateral issues and experiences of COVID19 mitigation efforts in both nations.

The two leaders discussed the domestic, regional and global challenges posed by the pandemic, and expressed solidarity with each other at the time of the crisis.

In a tweet, Abiy said his conversation with Modi has also looked into “experiences of #COVID19 mitigation efforts in our countries”.

“We affirmed commitment to build upon the successes & achievements of the existing bilateral cooperation between Ethiopia & India,” he added.

During the discussion, India assured Ethiopia of essential medicines supplies support and offsetting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India stands in solidarity “with our friends in Ethiopia as well as other countries in Africa, and will be a reliable partner to provide essential medical supplies and other assistance to handle the crisis”, said Modi in a twitted message.

Prime Minister Modi, on behalf of the people of India and himself, wished the people of Ethiopia success in the fight against COVID-19.

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