Addis Ababa, December 5 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia’s head of innovation and technology, Belete Molla, today welcomed the Russian delegation, which will take part in the Eighth Ministerial Commission between the two countries starting tomorrow.
The government communications service announced that the meeting, called the Ethiopia-Russia Joint Ministerial Commission, will focus on improving bilateral cooperation in the economic, scientific and technological fields.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last September; and Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen held a meeting in which they agreed to organize the exchange before the end of 2022.
According to the notification, ‘the relations between the two states are historical and have been vibrant ever since, especially in the fields of technological development, science, culture, diplomacy and education.’
Russia supported Ethiopia against Italy’s invasion during the Battle of Adwa in 1896, and in 1935 the then Soviet Union was one of the few countries that opposed the Italian occupation of our territory, he stressed.
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 a meeting with Molla, Parshin assured that the Eighth Joint Ministerial Commission is an opportune moment to formulate strategies in electronic government services, digital skills and other areas.