Egyptian-Ethiopian joint committee meetings start in Addis Ababa

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The Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa hosted on Saturday the fifth round of the Egyptian-Ethiopian joint committee for senior officials, which last two days.

The meetings will be attended by representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, trade and industry, electricity and renewable energy, oil, education, civil aviation, tourism, agriculture and land reclamation, communications and information technology and culture, as well as the National Council for Women.

Today’s meeting comes in preparation for the ministerial meeting to be held on 3 November, which will be co-chaired by the foreign ministers of the two countries.

During the meeting, the head of the Ethiopian delegation expressed his condolences to the Egyptian government and people for the men of the Armed Forces killed in the North Sinai terrorist attack last week.

He stressed the importance of exploiting the political will of the leaderships in both countries and enhancing the historic relations between Egypt and Ethiopia.

Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Magdy Saber stressed the importance of building on the positive spirit created between Egypt and Ethiopia, after the meeting held between President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the Ethiopian prime minister on the sidelines of the African summit.

He stressed the importance of working to boost relations between Egypt and Ethiopia in all fields, and contribute to the realisation of the development goals of both countries.