FM holds talks with Ethiopian leaders
December 20 2016 11:34 PM
HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani being received by Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in Addis Ababa yesterday.

QNA/Addis Ababa

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome yesterday met HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani during the latter’s visit to Ethiopia.
HE the Foreign Minister conveyed the greetings of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to the Ethiopian president and his wishes of progress and prosperity to the Ethiopian people.
President Teshome reciprocated HH the Emir’s greetings, wishing him health and happiness and more progress, development and prosperity for Qatar.
The meeting reviewed bilateral relations between Qatar and Ethiopia and means of developing them in addition to issues of mutual interest.  
HE the Foreign Minister also met Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu yesterday.
During the two meetings, bilateral relations between Qatar and Ethiopia and ways of enhancing and boosting them, especially in the fields of economy and investment were discussed.
They also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.
HE the Foreign Minister said relations between Qatar and Ethiopia are historic, expressing hope for developing them at all levels.
Speaking during a joint press conference with his Ethiopian counterpart, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman said the two countries drew a roadmap to interpret the joint programmes on the ground and push forward their ties, particularly in the fields of investment, economy, tourism and security, noting that businessmen in both countries will exchange visits to learn about investment opportunities.
The Foreign Minister said Qatar counts heavily on Ethiopia’s international role in preserving security and peace through its membership in the Security Council from 2017 to 2019, especially regarding regional issues, looking forward to its positive contributions to put an end to the suffering of the Arab people in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.
For his part, the Ethiopian foreign minister described ties with Qatar as historic and solid, expressing his country’s aspiration for promoting the political, economic and security partnership with Qatar.
HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called on Qatari businessmen to invest in Ethiopia.

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