Addis Ababa, December 2/2020(ENA) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen right now held phone conversations with International Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov.
Demeke recommended the long-standing and pleasant relationship that exists between the 2 nations and underlined the necessity to additional strengthen it.
On the event Demeke briefed Lavrov about the regulation enforcement operation in Tigray regional State.
The regulation enforcement operation has efficiently been accomplished, rigorously avoiding civilian casualties, with Mekelle now totally beneath the management of the nationwide protection forces, he stated.
The federal government is now engaged with reconstruction and rehabilitation, regulation and order restoration actions are nicely underway within the area, he stated.
Demeke additionally famous that the federal government is working in shut consultations and collaboration with the interim authorities of Tigray that has been energetic in holding public discussions and organizing regional govt organs.
Sergey Lavrov, on his half, thanked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen for the briefing and affirmed that Russia respects the territorial integrity of Ethiopia.
Appreciating what the Authorities of Ethiopia is doing to guard the rights of civilians and supply humanitarian help to affected individuals, he stated Russia believes that making certain peace in Ethiopia is indispensable to let peace reign within the Horn of Africa.
He additionally famous that the Authorities of Ethiopia has the correct to implement regulation and order within the nation with out the interference of exterior events for the reason that matter is the interior affair of the nation.
Ethiopia and Russia ought to attempt extra to scale up their bilateral relations and cooperation in multilateral fora, Lavrov added.