The Top diplomats of Ethiopia and Brazil held discussions in Addis Ababa on Monday.

Ethiopia, Brazil Keen to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

ADDIS ABABA – The governments of Ethiopia and Brazil have reaffirmed their commitments to further enhance the longstanding bilateral and diplomatic relations, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira has today made an official visit to Addis Ababa where he met with top leaders of Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed first received the Brazilian tip diplomat at his office.

Abiy said his discussions with Vieira was focused on ways “to strengthen ties between Ethiopia and Brazil as well as cooperation on multilateral issues.”

A similar discussion was held between FM Vieira and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Demeke stressed that it is high time to elevate Ethio-Brazil relations as the opening of the Ethiopian Embassy in Brasilia is aimed at bolstering relations between the two countries.

The deputy prime minister also thanked the Government of Brazil for supporting sustainable forest management, cotton productivity, and soil protection projects in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia and Brazil could further cooperate in the areas of investment, aviation, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, environmental protection, mining, and renewable energy, Demeke noted.

The Brazilian Foreign Minister, for his part, expressed his government’s readiness to support sports and other sectors parallel to advanced mutual interests in bilateral and multilateral venues.

Accordingly, the dignitaries have also agreed to conduct political consultations subsequently, the foreign ministry said.

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