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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Demeke Mekonnen conferred with UK’s Minister of State for Development and Africa, Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchel at his office.

Expressing the gratitude of the Government of Ethiopia to the British Government for its continued humanitarian assistance, Mr. Demeke briefed Mr. Mitchel on current affairs and called upon the later to work closely to enhance Ethiopia-UK ties.

Mr. Demeke, among others, noted the continued commitment of the Ethiopian Government towards the consolidation of the peace agreement within the transitional justice framework and that it requires the support of partners like the UK to further expedite the implementation.

Rt. Hon. Mitchell, on his part, commended the strides made in ensuring the peace and stability of Ethiopia with the signing of the Pretoria Peace Agreement and the commencement of national public consultations on transitional justice options.

He assured Mr. Demeke of the continued support of the British Government towards the full implementation of the peace agreement and the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the Federal Government in Northern Ethiopia.

The two sides concluded their fruitful deliberations by reaffirming the commitment of their respective governments to further bolster cooperation in bilateral, regional, and global matters of mutual importance.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK.

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