Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Tillerson, Lavrov fail to meet in Ethiopia

Lavrov who is on a tour of Africa is the first high-profile Russian official to visit Zimbabwe since veteran ruler Robert Mugabe's resignation Russian FM jets in with special message
Ellis Copeland | 13 March, 2018, 14:15

Lavrov also announced that Russian Federation has cancelled a $162 million debt owed by Ethiopia.

Russia's Sergei Lavrov said that his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.

"Russia sees huge opportunities to elevate its cooperation with Ethiopia at bilateral regional and worldwide levels".

Special advisor to President Mnangagwa, Christopher Mutsvangwa said African should celebrate the new scramble on the continent as reports emerged that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was also on a whirlwind tour of the continent. They are working to conclude the labor agreement.

Speaking about the visit by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Workneh said is successful in that they reached consensus to strength economic and diplomatic ties. Both countries are trading accusations about who's to blame.

Russian Federation on Friday expressed its strong support for Africa's aspiration to get more representation at the United Nations Security Council.

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He however insisted that Moscow was not interfering in Zimbabwe's internal politics. Russian Federation would support African solution for African conflicts, he added.

Ethiopia's relations with Russian Federation dates back 120 years ago, when Russian Federation offered scholarship for about 13,000 Ethiopian students.

Lavrov's visit is a reflection of outstanding and longstanding relation between the two countries, he noted. The Russian trained scholars will serve as diplomats to bolster the partnership. Russian Federation wants to work together with Ethiopia in nuclear technology and power generation, he announced. "This is the good gesture of the long standing relations".

Lavrov has on the occasion submitted a message of President Vladmir Putin to President Dr. Mulatu, Meles noted.

The two foreign ministers also discussed how to jointly combat terrorism and extremism in the Horn of Africa and Sahel region.

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