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UK says desirous of scaling up diplomatic ties with Ethiopia to a strategic partnership

Addis Ababa, September 21, 2023 (FBC) – Andrew Mitchell, the UK’s Minister for Development and Africa, said that his government is desirous of scaling up the diplomatic ties with Ethiopia to a strategic partnership level.

The Minister, who held a discussion with Demeke Mekonnen in New York today, said this measure would help to further strengthen relations in trade, investment security, and immigration, among others.

He also said Ethiopia is invited to attend the Africa Investment Summit to take place in April 2024 in the UK because of its critical place and role on the continent.

After welcoming the invitation and making a positive political gesture for strategic cooperation, Demeke said Ethiopia considers the UK an important development and humanitarian partner.

Demeke also briefed Andrew Mitchell about major national and regional issues, which are also key to the UK.

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