Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Ambassador Taye Atske-Sellasie held a discussion on Wednesday with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

Both foreign ministers confirmed their discussions on social media post that they deliberated on further deepening the existing relations as well as political and economic prospects for Ethiopia and Africa in the coming decades. They also and explored new areas for cooperation, including trade, investment, and technology.

“[I am] delighted to have extensive discussions with FM Vivian Balakrishnan. We focused on deepening Ethiopia-Singapore ties and exploring new trade, investment, and tech collaboration,” FM Taye said in a post on X.

For his part, Singaporean FM Vivian Balakrishnan noted that Ethiopia is a fascinating country with a long unique history, geography and warm diplomatic ties with Singapore. “We celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations this year.”

“Africa presents bountiful opportunities for trade and investment given its abundance of natural resources and a rapidly growing young population. We look forward to more people-to-people ties and greater business connections,” he asserted.

The Singapore-Africa Partnership Package launched in 2022 and the long standing Singapore Cooperation Programme enable us to exchange ideas on our development experiences and best practices.

Subsequently, both foreign ministers acknowledged that great and exciting opportunities are ahead for Ethiopia-Singapore ties. They also stated that they look forward for more Singapore-Ethiopia interactions and fruitful cooperation.

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