Toronto – Slovenian President Borut Pahor has arrived in Ethiopia today for an official visit. He led business community from his small European country of two million people which exported $38.4 billion worth of goods in 2017.
The visit is said to be his first one in Sub-Sahara Africa and he aims to strengthen ties with African countries to work together in areas of common interest.
In his first day in Ethiopia, President Borut held discussion with Mulatu Teshome, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on bilateral relation and international cooperation, according to news update published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
Mulatu Teshome briefed President Bout on a range of changes that Ethiopia is undertaking, added the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
The bilateral talks covered topics such as investment, trade, higher education, experience sharing and technological transfer between their two countries.
In terms of multilateral cooperation, peace and security, immigration and climate change are among identified common areas of interest and concern.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reported that the Slovenian President expressed appreciation of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and that his country would support effort to advance friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
As well, President Pahor extended invitation to Dr. Mulatu Teshome to visit Slovenia at his earliest convenience.
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