Ethiopia Reiterates Peaceful Relations With Neighboring CountriesSeptember 18, 2013 // admin1 // News in English
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday Ethiopia would reinforce its peaceful relations with neighboring countries.
In his press briefing on current issues, Spokesperson of the Ministry Ambassador Dina Mufti said the successful role Ethiopia played in mediating the Somali government and the Juba Land Administration is a practical indication of its foreign policy.
He said the mediation witnessed that Ethiopia is committed to a peaceful co-existence with its neighbouring countries.
The annual meeting of ambassadors and consul generals held recently has reviewed its activities identified areas of focus, he said.
Dina said detailed consultation was held during the annual meeting on attracting investment and development finance, building diplomatic development agents, market and trade diplomacy, tourism promotion, fostering participation of the diaspora, image building, among others.
The meeting has assessed various advancements in some areas and also identified that more has to be done in the areas of organizing the diaspora, promoting the nation’s tourism, and widening the horizon of trade.
Issues related to religious extremism, current situation in Somalia and the Renaissance Dam were also among discussion points on which future strategic actions are proposed, Dina said.