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The first Ethiopia-Chile political consultation held in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, October 10, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Chile held their first political consultation today in Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MFA Ethiopia) announced.

Mr. Eskinder Yirga, the Acting Deputy Director General for European and American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, and Ambassador Juan Pino, the Director General of Middle East and Africa Affairs at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-chaired the meeting.

Following the opening remarks, both delegations held a comprehensive discussion on bilateral relations.

The political consultation, held on the basis of the MoU on Political Consultation signed in July 2022, aimed at further diversifying bilateral ties in various areas of cooperation, including on multilateral platforms.

Eskinder noted that Ethiopia cherishes its relations with Chile and that political consultation should be held regularly. Ambassador Juan, for his part, stressed the need to strengthen relations in the economic and education sectors as well as at multilateral forums.

The consultation covered the review of bilateral relations and collaboration on various regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The two sides concluded their discussion, pledging to enhance bilateral cooperation and longstanding relationships.

Chile and Ethiopia established formal diplomatic relations in 1965.

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