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India, Ethiopia sign MoU

ANI | Updated: May 09, 2018 23:45 IST

New Delhi [India], May 09 (ANI): India and Ethiopia on Wednesday signed one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Foreign Service Institute of India and the Foreign Service Training Institute of Ethiopia after the conclusion of Second Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) which was held in the national capital on Wednesday.
The two sides discussed various bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.
The Indian delegation was led External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Ethiopian delegation was led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Workneh Gebeyehu.
The discussions focused on building closer cooperation in areas of defence cooperation, Lines of Credit, human resource development, capacity building, trade and investment, cultural exchanges and enhancing people to people contact, the statement of the Minister of External Affairs (MEA) read.
India reiterated its commitments towards development partnership with Ethiopia. The two sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest at regional and multilateral levels including cooperation at the United Nations and other international organizations.
JCM was preceded by a meeting of Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) on May 8.
Both sides expressed satisfaction on enhanced engagement at all levels between the two countries.
Both sides underlined that India-Ethiopia partnership is underpinned by their shared values and strong economic and commercial partnership.
The JCM held today has an added significance as India embarks on the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relationship with Ethiopia. (ANI)