Ambassador Redwan Confers with Russian Senator

ADDIS ABEBA – State Minister Foreign Affairs Ambassador Redwan Hussein, met with Andrei Klimov, Senator of the Russian Federation and Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs.

At the occasion, Ambassador Redwan accorded a warm welcome to the Russian Senator who is here on a working visit and appreciated the longstanding historical and mutually beneficial relationship between Ethiopia and Russia.

The Ambassador also expressed hope that Russia’s support to Ethiopia in education and other sectors would further be expanded, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking about Ethiopia’s aspirations to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, Ambassador Redwan said the completion of the GERD would boost the country’s potential to lift its citizens out of abject poverty.

He also added the construction of the dam would not pose a security threat to anyone.

Klimov, on his part, said Russia is interested in working together with Ethiopia, particularly on education, investment, humanitarian assistance, health, among others.

The Russian Senator also called on African countries to actively participate in the upcoming Russia-Africa Summit.