India, Ethiopia sign agreements on leather technology, visa facilitation

India and Ethiopia agreed on expanding the bilateral agenda especially on economic, defence, digital, Science and Technology, and cultural cooperation.

Created On: Feb 21, 2021 18:07 ISTModified On: Feb 21, 2021 18:07 IST
India-Ethiopia sign agreement

India and Ethiopia on February 19, 2021, signed two agreements on visa facilitation and leather technology. Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister is on a four-day visit to India, since February 16. 

The agreements between both the countries were signed in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, and the External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar.

The External Affairs Minister while sharing the news on his official Twitter account mentioned that he had a useful and productive discussion with the Ethiopian minister on a range of regional and bilateral issues.

The two ministers, while signing the agreement, also agreed on expanding the bilateral agenda of India and Ethiopia especially on economic, defence, digital, Science and Technology, and cultural cooperation. The Ethiopian Minister also briefed in detail about the ongoing situation in the region.

India-Ethiopia relations:

The relations between the two nations have been existing for almost two millennia. In July 1948, the modern diplomatic relations between the two countries were established at the legations level and its raised to the level of ambassadorial in 1952.

Both India and Ethiopia enjoy friendly and close relations. India supports the developmental efforts of Ethiopia and Ethiopia has been supporting India’s interests such as its claim of being a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

They also share a common understanding of the need for the reform of the UN, cross-border international terrorism, and the significance of action on climate change.

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