Ethiopia, Pakistan Agree to Step up Bilateral Ties

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian top envoy in Islamabad Jemal Beker met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, to discuss ways to enhance the two countries relations.

The two sides reviewed the current bilateral relations between Pakistan and Ethiopia during their meeting in Islamabad on Thursday.



Jamal and Zardari also discussed ways to enhance ties by strengthening bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.

During the meeting, ambassador Jemal briefed FM Zardari about the business, trade and investment opportunities in Ethiopia for Pakistani businessmen.

He also informed the Foreign Minister about the groundwork completed by both governments for the opening of direct flights between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Zardari, on his part, said the direct flights would open a new era of enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Africa.

Jamal was appointed as the first ambassador to Pakistan after Ethiopia opened its Embassy in Islamabad this year.

Zardari welcomed the opening of the embassy, saying it will take the already flourishing bilateral ties of the two nations to a high level.

He also underscored the need to boost south-south cooperation and collaboration to enhance economic development while tackling the challenges developing countries’ encounter.

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