Ethiopia’s Deputy PM Demeke Holds Talks with Norwegian FM Huitfeldt

ADDIS ABABA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonene held a phone conversation with Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Demeke briefed Huitfeldt “about the recent positive developments that have been taking place in Ethiopia”.



The Scandinavian nation assumed the rotating presidency role at the United Nation Security Council for the month of January fortnights ago.

During their conversation, Demeke congratulated Huitfeldt for Norway’s Presidency at the UNSC.

He also expressed hope that Norway will use its presidency to constructively carry a well-balanced and reasonable outlook which will reflect the commendable measures that the Ethiopian government has been undertaking lately.

Demeke further stated his firm belief that Norway would play a positive role during its presidency at the Security Council.



Foreign Minister Huitfeldt thanked the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister for his briefing and appreciated the progress the Ethiopian government has been able to register so far, reads MoFA’s statement.

Huitfeldt further affirmed that Norway does not have any plans to make Ethiopia an agenda at the United Nations, according to MoFA.

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