Addis Ababa, October 29/2020(ENA) Minister of International Affairs, Gedu Andargachew on Thursday bade farewell to the outgoing ambassador of the Republic of the Gambia to Ethiopia, Sulayman Alieu Jack whose excursions of responsibility has come to an finish.

Throughout the bidding farewell to the ambassador, the 2 sides mentioned on methods of bolstering bilateral cooperation between Ethiopia and the Gambia within the areas of tourism and aviation industries.

Gedu appreciated the ambassador for his fruitful tenure in Ethiopia and thanked the Gambia to be among the many first nations in supporting Ethiopia’s combat in opposition to al-Shabab.

He additional emphasised on the necessity to scale up the excellent diplomatic relations between the 2 nations with complete financial and funding engagements.

The Minister additionally briefed the ambassador in regards to the ongoing AU-led negotiation over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Ambassador Sulayman on his half affirmed that Africans are completely able to fixing their issues by themselves.

The Gambia values the sovereignty of African states, Ambassador Sulayman added, commending the continued socio-economic reform in Ethiopia.

He stated the 2 nations ought to additional discover areas of cooperation, notably within the tourism sector and air cargo flights.

The diplomatic relations between Gambia and Ethiopia dates again to 1965, the place the Gambia gained its independence from colonial rule.

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