On Oct 6, 2022
Addis Ababa, October 6, 2022 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation held bilateral discussions with the delegation of the Republic of Kenya led by President William Ruto.
Early Thursday October 6, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other senior government officials warmly received the Kenyan President at Bole International Airport.
“The relations between Kenya and Ethiopia is established on strong foundations and cordial cooperation focused on matters of mutual interest,” tweeted Prime Minister Abiy after welcoming the Kenyan president.
The two leaders expressed strengthening collaboration between Ethiopia and Kenya.
Kenya expressed its desire on exploiting its long-standing relations and proximity with Ethiopia to increase cross-border trade.
“Ethiopia-Kenya partnership is a cornerstone of our mutual benefit and regional stability,” noted President Ruto.
He urged Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to make use of the Lamu Port as the home port for the Southern part of Ethiopia.
This is President Ruto’s first visit to Ethiopia after being elected.