28 May 2019
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew met with Ismael Omar Guelleh , discussed bilateral relations in new areas
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew meeting president Ismael Omar Guelleh. Photo : MFAE
Ethiopia’s new foreign minister, Gedu Andargachew, is in Djibouti for an official working visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia disclosed on Tuesday.
He was welcomed by Djiboutian foreign minister, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, other high levels Djibouti government officials and Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, Abdulaziz Mohammed.
Later in the day, Gedu met with the country’s president Ismael Omar Guelleh at the presidential palace.
The president reportedly told Gedu that his “government’s unwavering commitment towards ensuring that the symbolic Ethio-Djibouti ties would make giant leaps forward in the years to come.”
Gedu on his part said that strategic partnership and ties between the two countries is “well entrenched,” and will not falter due to challenges. He also talked about the importance of new areas of cooperation, not elaborated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, in order to further strengthen relations between the two countries in a range of areas.
However, the ministry has disclosed that socio-economic, political and bilateral issues were among agenda items during the talk between Gedu and Ismael Omar Guelleh.
Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia’s Minister for Transport, was among the delegates that escorted the Foreign Affairs Minister to Djibouti.