Singapore’s President Vows to Strengthen Bilateral, Multilateral Relations with Ethiopia

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Singapore’s President Vows to Strengthen Bilateral, Multilateral Relations with Ethiopia
Singapore’s President Vows to Strengthen Bilateral, Multilateral Relations with Ethiopia

Africa-Press – Ethiopia. President of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam has expressed his country‘s desire to further strengthen its bilateral and multilateral relations with Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s Ambassador Fekadu Beyene presented his Letter of Credence to the president of Singapore today at a ceremony held at Istana Palace in the capital of Singapore, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fekadu presented his letter of credence to the president, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Singapore with residence in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ambassador Fekadu also paid a courtesy call on the President, where he conveyed the best wishes of President Sahle-Work Zewdie, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, for the personal wellbeing of President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and the welfare and prosperity of the people of the Singapore.

On the occasion, Singapore’s President Tharman Shanmugaratnam wished the Ambassador success in his work to enhance the bilateral ties between the two countries.

In addition, the president expressed gratitude for the goodwill wishes of the Government and Peoples of Ethiopia, and stated that Singapore will continue to strengthen its bilateral and multilateral relations with Ethiopia, while highlighting his country’s readiness to provide him with the required support in discharging his duties.

On his part, Ambassador Fekadu expressed his desire to strengthen the existing bilateral relations between the two countries and also thanked the Government of Singapore for the long-standing multifaceted relations.

Moreover, he reiterated the firm commitment of the Government of Ethiopia to further strengthen both bilateral and multilateral relations with the Government of the Republic of Singapore.

Fekadu further thanked the President, and indicated the great opportunities that exist in Ethiopia with its reform agenda, the ministry of foreign affairs added.

Ethiopia being the gateway to Africa, and the Ethiopian Airlines connecting Addis Ababa with the rest of the world, including Singapore with its 5 times flights per week were discussed as enablers for much closer collaboration between the two nations’ business communities.

The impressive results in dry season irrigated and cluster farming practices of small holder farms, and the green legacy initiative, the eco-tourism potentials, special economic zone, manufacturing industries and IT were discussed.

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