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UAE-Ethiopia Consultative Political Committee holds first meeting


(Abu Dhabi) – The first session of the Consultative Political Committee between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked off in Abu Dhabi.

Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, UAE Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and State Minister of African and Middle East Affairs Hirut Zemene led the respective sides.

Mohamed Salem Al Rashdi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Suleiman Dedefo, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the UAE, attended the session along with the accompanying delegation.

The meeting touched upon joint cooperation between the two countries and ways to further develop bilateral relations in various fields. The two sides also reviewed current regional and international developments and discussed a number of issues of common concern.

The two sides agreed to hold a second session of political consultation in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa at a date to be agreed upon later.