Addis Ababa, September 14, 2022 (Walta) – Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, met with , European External Action Service Director for Africa,Rita Laranjinha, today.
The Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to working on issues that strengthen Ethiopia’s relationships with the European Union.
He also briefed her on the current state of affaEthiopia in relation to the conflict inn part of the country and the peace-building efforts that the government has undertaken thus far.
He stated that the Ethiopian government is committed to the AU-led peace process and expressed hope that the EU would support efforts to end the conflict peacefully.
Rita Larnjnha, for her part, stated that the European Union is keen on strengthening its strategic partnerships with Ethiopia.
She stated that the EU supports the AU-led peace process, emphasizing the EU’s willingness to assist the peace process whenever it is required.