Ethiopian Prime Minister to pay official visit to Turkey today

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will land in Ankara today Wednesday for an official visit at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Daily Sabah reports citing the office of the Turkish leader.
The visit holds additional significance as it marks the 125th year of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations with Ethiopia, the Directorate of Communications reportedly said in a statement.
Both leaders, according to the Directorate, will revise bilateral relations with all aspects, steps to be taken to improve collaboration among the two countries.
The visit comes one month after both signed a cooperation agreement in the area of transportation awash with opportunities for Turkish private companies. Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu signed the deal with Ethiopian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges.
Commenting on the deal, Karaismailoglu indicated that Ethiopia is an important ally and added that Turkey will provide all kinds of support for projects that will contribute to Ethiopia’s development and the growth of its economy.
“We will share all of our experience with friendly and allied nations in both investment and integration in all modes of transportation on land, air, rail, and sea,” he said.
Moges on the other hand indicated that the cooperation will enable Addis Ababa to continue the development of the country steadfastly. She stressed that there are important opportunities for private sector companies to invest in Ethiopia under the deal.

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