Ethiopian PM meets his Japanese counterpart
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation met with his Japan’s counterpart, Shinzo Abe during TICAD7.
Mr. Abiy briefed PM Abe on Ethiopia’s ongoing political and economic reforms.
He also shared the vision of making Ethiopia one of the leading economies in Africa through the homegrown economic reforms in the pipeline, according to his Twitter account.
Abiy called upon Japan’s support for this initiative as well as for Japanese business investments in agriculture, tourism, ICT and mining.
He requested PM Abe to facilitate work opportunities for skilled youth in various sectors in Japan.
For his part, Shinzo Abe expressed his support for Ethiopia and the domestic reforms being undertaken by the government.
He also acknowledged the role of Ethiopia in promoting peace with Eritrea; in South Sudan talks and PM Abiy’s role the Sudan agreements.
He affirmed continued support for PM Abiy and Ethiopia and shared particular assistance for the construction of the Jimmy-Chida road; elections support and provision of medical equipment.