State Minister Hirut welcomes newly appointed EU Ambassador

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On the 13th of September 2017, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hirut Zemene received the newly appointed European Union Ambassador for European Union (EU) office in Addis Ababa, Mr Johan Borgstam.

The State Minister emphasized that the government of Ethiopia attaches significant importance to its relations with the EU.

Hirut added that Ethiopia is looking forward to strengthening the strategic partnership with the European Union on key areas of cooperation, including migration, terrorism, job compact, EU-Africa relations.

Ambassador Johan Borgstam commended Ethiopia’s Open-Door Policy for refugees from neighboring countries, adding that the EU is open for further discussion and collaboration with Ethiopia in all areas of engagement.

He also emphasized that the cooperation between Ethiopia and the EU should be further strengthened through the strategic partnership, which he said, has been key to address a range of common concerns.

Source: Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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