ADDIS ABABA– President Mulatu Teshome of Ethioipia and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, have held talks here on ways of strengthening the co-operation among the two countries.
During the discussion here Wednesday, the two Heads of State agreed to work towards implementing the agreements signed earlier and to sign new ones.
President Mulatu said Ethiopia was at the forefront of providing technical support during the independence of Equatorial Guinea and would continue to do so.
According to the President, agriculture, education and aviation would be the areas in which Ethiopia would extend its support to the Central Africa country in the years to come.
President Nguema Mbasogo said his country wished to support Ethiopia in areas of oil and natural gas exploration.
Both leaders reiterated that strengthening the co-operation between the two countries would help contribute towards the realization of Agenda 2063, the African Union’s 50-year development strategy for the continent.
Also on Wednesday, President Mulatu held talks with a 16-person business delegation from Madagascar, led by Armand Tazafy, the island nation’s Minister of Industry and Private Sector Development.
Mulatu assured the delegation that Ethiopia was always ready to provide all the necessary support to help Madagascar attract investors.
Tazafy said the delegation was here to learn from the experience of Ethiopia’s development over the last two decades. He also pointed out that the partnership between Ethiopia and Madagascar should be further strengthened in all the possible ways and areas.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK