Ethiopia Committed to Policy Based on Mutual Benefits - PM
January 11, 2017 - Ethiopia is committed to pursuing its policy based on mutual benefits with any country, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said, according to ENA. At a press conference he held on January 9, 2017, the premier stated that the principles of Ethiopia’s diplomacy are in tune with this policy.
Accordingly, Ethiopia has been working to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Egypt through all means including people-to-people diplomacy.
Yet, some institutions in Egypt have been collaborating with groups categorized as terrorists set to destabilize Ethiopia, he pointed out.
In relation to this, the government of Ethiopia has called on its Egyptian counterpart to enquire about the nature of those institutions and their intentions.
In response, the Egyptian Ambassador in Ethiopia has explained that their stance does not represent that of the Egyptian government.
Beyond that, the premier revealed that he has discussed the issue with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and that they have reached a consensus to further discuss the matter.
Accordingly, the leaders are scheduled to discuss same topic at the AU leaders’ summit to be held here soon, it was indicated.
The Prime Minister said diplomatic efforts to make those forces intent on disrupting peace to behave will continue, he further stressed.
The premier also underlined that the countries need to cooperate for mutual benefits.