PM Abiy’s Visit to Rwanda Instrumental To Forge Strategic Partnership with Ethiopia: Press Secretary Billene

Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s official visit to Kigali, Rwanda, was instrumental to forge the strategic partnership between Ethiopia and Rwanda, Head of Press Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Billene Seyoum said.

The press secretary gave briefings to the media on the official visit of Prime Minister Abiy Aimed to Kigali.

Various activities were carried out during the visit, proving the strategic partnership between the countries, Billene stated.

The premier’s visit to Rwanda had two objectives, she said, adding, firstly, he had successful and productive bilateral discussion with Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame.

In their discussion, the two leaders emphasized that Ethiopia and Rwanda should work on sharing their successful experiences in the agricultural sector in East Africa and the continent, the press secretary head said.

She added that the second was that the premier attended the ‘Kwibuka30’ anniversary where he stated that Ethiopia showed its solidarity with the people of Rwanda.

Moreover, she stated that members of the delegation also held bilateral discussion with their Rwanda’s counterparts on various spheres.

Prime Minister Abiy began his official visit to the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture, where good experience was gained, she said, adding that it has been witnessed that the institute is engaged in similar activities in animal breeding and agricultural projects in Ethiopia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taye Atske-Selassie with his Rwandan counterpart laid cornerstone for the construction of Ethiopian embassy in Kigali on 7,700 square feet plot of land it received from the government of Rwanda.

This confirmed the strategic partnership between the two countries and will take the relationships between the two countries to new heights, she indicated.

At the same time, she added that the mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Adanech Abiebie, has signed sister cities agreement with the mayor of Kigali City, Samuel Dusengiyumva.

The agreement will enable the two cities to share experience and work together on green development, eco-tourism, and solid and liquid waste disposal, Billene indicated.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency