Africa-Press – Ethiopia. March 25/2021(ENA) Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide, held a fruitful exchange of views with EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen and EU Commissioner for Crisis Management in Brussels Janez LENARCIC.
The Minister briefed the Commissioners about overall development in Ethiopia including the upcoming national election, it was indicated.
He further explained about concrete steps being taken with regard to the provision of humanitarian assistance and investigation of human rights violations in the Tigray region.
The two sides also exchanged views on the current status of Ethio-Sudan boarder, the GERD negotiations as well as issues concerning Ethiopia-EU development cooperation.
During the discussion, the EU side recognized the positive developments registered in allowing unfettered access and the commencement of investigation to bring to justice perpetrators for alleged crimes of human rights violations in the Tigray region.
They also called to strengthening these positive development, it was learned.
The EU officials further noted that the EU highly values its strategic partnership with Ethiopia and its key role in the Horn of Africa region.
It’s to be recalled the two sides reached into ‘Towards EU-Ethiopia Strategic Partnership’ in 2016, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.