NEW ZEALAND TO OFFICIALLY OPEN EMBASSY IN ADDIS ABABA

ADDIS ABABA, May 21– A delegation led by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Jerry Mateparae, has arrived in Addis Ababa for an official visit to Ethiopia.

The delegation was welcomed on arrival at Bole International Airport here Tuesday by Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom and other high-ranking government officials.

During his two-day stay in Ethiopia, the Governor-General will confer with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and President Mulatu Teshome on ways of strengthening the diplomatic and economic relations of the two countries.

He is also expected to hold talks with Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, which has its headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The Governor-General will officially inaugurate the Embassy of New Zealand in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The opening of the embassy would help improve relations between the two countries and enable them to collaborate in different sectors, the ministry added. — NNN-ENA

Leave a Reply