Ambassador Berhane Meets Ambassador Ali Bahraini of Iran

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, on Thursday (May 29) met with Ambassador Ali Bahraini of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ethiopia. Ambassador Berhane described Ethio-Iranian relations as historic and deep-rooted and emphasized that it was time for bilateral relations to enter a new stage of mutually beneficial cooperative partnerships in the fields of trade, business and investment to aance the common interests of the two peoples and strengthen economic cooperation in all areas.

Ambassador Berhane underlined Ethiopia’s committed and determined contribution to the concept of Africa’s Renaissance and to laying a solid foundation for the rejuvenation of Africa. He noted that Africa was endowed with significant investment, trade and business opportunities and was moving towards utilizing its potentials to the fullest to bring peace, prosperity and stability to the continent with a number of the fastest growing economies in the world.

He said Ethiopia would always support the transformation of Africa in peace and development in accordance with the basic principles of mutual benefit, mutual trust, equality, coordination and a win-win approach. Ambassador Ali Bahraini noted that Iran was ready to consolidate economic cooperation with Africa and with Ethiopia, share experience in various areas of cooperation, and strengthen people-to-people and government-to-government relations.

He welcomed Ethiopia’s commendable efforts in moves to secure peace and stability and fast-track sustainable development in the Horn of Africa and more widely. Ambassador Bahraini, who handed over the keys of eight buses to the Ministry in recognition of Ethiopia’s positive role in regional peace, stability and development and its firm stance to the strengthening and enhancement of the bilateral relation of the two countries, also hailed the Ministry as an important driver in defining Africa’s place in the international arena and in promoting bilateral ties between Iran and Ethiopia. Ambassador Berhane expressed his gratitude for the support provided by the Government of Iran and reiterated Ethiopia’s determination to continue to work for the transformation of Africa.

Source : Government of Ethiopia

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