Ethiopian, Kenyan FMs Hold Talks on Bilateral & Regional Issues

ADDIS ABABA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, on Thursday held talks with Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary of the Foreign Affairs of Kenya.

The meeting held in Addis Ababa where the Kenyan FM started her official visit to Ethiopia.

“The two sides have discussed bilateral and regional issues of common concern,” said the ministry of Foreign affairs in a statement, in a statement issued after the meeting on Thursday.

The situation in the northern part of Ethiopia, the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and the Ethiopia-Sudan border were among the major issues raised in the discussion.

During the meeting, Demeke appreciated the longstanding, fraternal and peaceful relationship between the two countries.

He also thanked Kenya for supporting Ethiopia’s cause during the recently held UN Security Council meeting on GERD.

Omamo, for her part, reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to stand by Ethiopia’s effort to realize prosperity and peace in the country.

Kenya is a non-permanent member of the UN security council along with Norway, Ireland, India and Mexico.

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