President Hadi confirms depth of Yemeni-Ethiopian relations

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Addis Ababa, 16 May 2014 (WIC) – Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi confirmed on Thursday the depth of Yemeni-Ethiopian relations, praising the role of Ethiopia and its position in the region and in the African Continent.    

This came during President's meeting with Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom, who is currently visiting Yemen to take part in the 5th meeting of the Yemeni-Ethiopian joint ministerial committee.    

Hadi stressed the importance of enhancing the cooperation relations between the two friendly countries, in particular in the economic and trade fields, emphasizing in this regard the need for activating cooperation and trade exchange between the two countries' commercial champers.    

For his part, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister briefed Hadi on his meetings with Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi along with other relevant institutions, which resulted in signing on nine agreements in various areas.

He noted that there is five other agreements would be signed on the upcoming meeting of Yemeni-Ethiopian joint ministerial committee.    

Dr Tedros renewed the President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia's invitation to President Hadi to visit Ethiopia, which he said would open a new horizon between the two friendly countries at different levels.    

Early on Thursday, Yemen and Ethiopia signed on a number of agreements and protocols of bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, higher education and standards and specifications.    

The agreements and protocols co-signed by Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi and his Ethiopian counterpart Dr Tedros Adhanom at the concluding of the 5th meeting of the Yemeni-Ethiopian joint ministerial committee. (Saba)