Much of Abiy Ahmed’s first month in office was consumed by travels across the country as he was mobilizing support for his administration carrying what his supporters says is message of “unity and reconciliation”
Now Abiy is starting to travel abroad and Djibouti became his first destination.
Ethiopia’s ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Meles Alem, says that Abiy Ahmed started his trip from Djibouti to emphasize that Djibouti’s friendship to Ethiopia is of special nature.
Djibouti’s president Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Abiy Ahmed held discussions on bilateral issues, according to report from the spokesperson.
Economic integration between the two countries was among agenda item in the discussion and an agreement has been reached materialize it.
The two leaders have also discussed security issues in the Horn of Africa and on how best to coordinate their efforts maintain security in the region.
The two countries reportedly agreed to cooperate on projects of mutual benefit in the area in infrastructure development and agriculture,among other things.
Abiy Ahmed made speech at the Djiboutian parliament. He expressed interest in strengthening multifaceted relation with Djibouti.
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