How to improve trade cooperation and enhance economic ties, as well as alliances in science and technology, are some of the main issues on the meeting’s agenda, according to an announcement by the Government Communication Service.
Also, the notification specifies, ways to strengthen diplomatic relations, cooperation in global multilateral forums, cooperation in the educational sector and cultural exchanges will be discussed.
Last September, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, held a meeting in which they agreed to organize the exchange before the end of 2022.
The day before, Belet Molla, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia, received the Russian delegation and declared that the relations between the two states are historic and solid.
As such, he highlighted Russia’s support for Ethiopia during Italy’s colonial invasion of 1896 and opposition to the Italian occupation of the African nation by the Soviet Union in 1935.
Last Friday, Russia’s deputy minister for digital development, communications and media, Maxim Parshin, said cooperation in digitization and information network security would increase, as part of efforts to strengthen ties with Ethiopia.
In short, in a meeting with Molla, Parshin assured that the Eighth Joint Ministerial Commission is an opportune moment to introduce strategies in electronic government services, digital skills and other areas.