UK pledges continued support to Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, 8 July 2014 (WIC) - Great Britain will continue extending the 300- million Pound Sterling assistance it provides annually to Ethiopia, the International

Development Cooperation Minister said.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held talks on Monday, July 7, 2014 with a delegation led by UK International Development Cooperation Minister, Lynne Featherstone.

During the occasion, the premier said Britain should strengthen the financial support to help Ethiopia realize its poverty reduction program.

The prime minister, who said that Ethiopia has been utilizing the financial assistance obtained from Britain for the intended purpose, added that the contribution of UK in the structural change Ethiopia is making from agriculture to industry-led economy is huge.

The premier also urged the UK to continue its financial support during the Second Growth and Transportation Plan.

Minister Lynne Featherstone on her part said the support of her government would further be consolidated in the future. (ENA)