H.E Ambassador Hirut Zemene exchanges views with Honourable Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

Today on the 13th of January 2021, H.E Ambassador Hirut Zemene exchanged views with Honourable Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Vice-Chair of the Development Committee and the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at the European Parliament. The two sides conferred on the latest developments in Ethiopia with a focus on the humanitarian situation in Tigray Region, the upcoming regional and national elections in Ethiopia on early June 2021, the overall reform process in the country, and other developments in the Horn of Africa region.

Ambassador Hirut Zemene briefed Honourable Chrysoula Zacharopoulou on the works done to restore law and order in Tigray, to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by conflict, the preparations being made to hold the upcoming regional and national elections in Ethiopia, and the overall reform programs being undertaken in Ethiopia.

Honourable Chrysoula Zacharopoulou on her part recalled the visit her delegation made to Ethiopia in February 2020, the progresses she witnessed in terms of political and economic reform, and she reiterated the need for sustaining the democratic reform and stability in Ethiopia.

The two sides agreed to hold frequent exchanges of views on issues of mutual interest in the future.