Ethiopia’s Deputy PM meets with Turkey, UK, Mozambique officials – New Business Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen has met with representatives of United Kingdom, Turkey, and Mozambique on the sideline of UN General Assembly in New York.
He discussed with the UK’s Minister of State for Development, Vicky Ford; the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Manuel Gonçalves, according to the statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia issued.
The discussions focused on bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern, with the emphasis being placed on the need for deeper ties. The discussion with the UK Minister for State for Development centered on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Both sides also noted the need to accelerate humanitarian assistance to those affected by conflict or drought.
Mr. Demeke’s discussion with the Foreign Minister of Turkey noted the friendly and time-tested relationships that exist between Ethiopia and Turkey which needs to be further strengthened with diversified engagements.
During a conversation with his Mozambican counterpart the Deputy Prime Minister stated that Ethiopia expects Mozambique will play a positive role in its new non-permanent membership 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, along with Ecuador and Japan, Malta, was elected in June 2022 to become a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. It replaced India, Kenya and Mexico.
The UN Security Council’s new non-permanent members will assume their positions on January 1, 2023.