Ethiopia and Rwanda have agreed to strengthen their bilateral relationship through the joint permanent commission which is expected to enable the two countries to cooperate in various fields.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom held talks with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo, Monday, at his office on ways to strengthen the long-standing alliance of Rwanda and Ethiopia as well as African issues.
Mushikiwabo said that she had a very substantive discussion in the areas of fixing time for the bilateral commission, about the upcoming AU Summit to be held in Kigali and its election process, the candidature of Dr. Tedros to lead the WHO and other strategic issues of the Continent.
She said the candidature of Dr. Tedros to lead the World Health Organization is an indication of the coming of African time and Africa is confident on his qualification to secure the post.
Dr. Tedros, on his part, said: “We had a very decisive discussion to strengthen the bilateral ties. The joint bilateral commission which is expected to strengthen our partnership will meet late July and now we discussed for its success.”
In conclusion, Mushikiwabo presented Rwanda’s official invitation to Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia to pay an official visit to Rwanda.
She also expressed her country’s readiness and unencumbered support to Ethiopia if the latter decides to open its Embassy in Kigali.