Addis Ababa, September 23, 2022 (FBC) – FDRE Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen stated that Ethiopia and Türkiye enjoyed friendly and time-tested relationships which need to be further strengthened with diversified engagements.

DPM & FM Demeke has a separate UNGA sideline meeting with the UK’s Minister of State for Development, Vicky Ford; the Foreign Minister of Türkiye, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Manuel Gonçalves.

The discussions revolved around bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest, noting the need to deepen ties.

Demeke’s discussion with the Foreign Minister of Türkiye noted the friendly and time-tested relationships that exist between Ethiopia and Turkey which needs to be further strengthened with diversified engagements.

In the discussion with the UK Minister of State for Development, the two sides noted the need to expedite humanitarian support to people who are affected by drought and conflict.

In his conversation with his Mozambican counterpart, the Deputy Prime Minister said Ethiopia expects Mozambique to play a positive role as a new non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

The Foreign Minister of Mozambique thanked Ethiopia for its support in the election and pledged to advocate African issues in line with the maxim of “African solutions to African problems.”

Mozambique was elected in June 2022 as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council along with Ecuador, Japan, Malta, and Switzerland, replacing India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Norway.

The new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council will take up their positions on the 1st of January 2023.

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