Vladimir Putin says Russia determined to strengthen partnership with Ethiopia

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New Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia, Alemayehu Tegenu, presenting credential to President Putin at the Kremlin. Photo source : FBC

July 4, 2019

Russia is determined to strengthen partnership with Ethiopia, Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, according to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).

It was on the occasion of the presentation of the accreditation letter of the new Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia, Ambassador Alemayehu Tegenu that President Putin spoke about his country’s strong interest in taking bilateral relations with Ethiopia to the next level.

The reception ceremony for Ambassador Alemayehu Tegenu and 17 other newly appointed Ambassadors to Russia took place at the Kremlin Palace, Alexander Hall, in Moscow, as reported by Ruptly TV. 

Pointing out that Ethiopia and Russia have diplomatic relations for over 120 years now, Mr. Putin expressed Russia’s strong interest and determination to strengthen regional, international and bilateral relations.

Ambassador Alemayehu Tegenu on his part said that he will work to strengthen the relation between Ethiopia and Russia during his tenure as Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Russia.

The Ambassador expressed his hope that he will get the necessary support during his stay in the country.

Russia and Ethiopia  reached agreement in the energy sector in 2018 when and Russia is to develop nuclear facilities for Ethiopia for energy  purposes. 

Russian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Evgeny Terekhin, started his job in Ethiopia in May 2019 and he is a fluent Amharic speaker. Watch his interview in Amharic here.

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