President Putin Invites Ethiopian PM to Russia

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On the sidelines of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) Leaders’ Roundtable, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The two discussed the historic relations between the two countries and bilateral issues of mutual interest, according to office of the Prime Minister.

President Vladimir Putin extended an invitation for Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed to make an official visit to Russia this year.

Similarly,  PM Dr Abiy held discussion with Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the margins of the Forum.

In a Twitter post, Lagarde said she had a good discussion with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.

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During a meeting in Washington DC last July, the Prime Minister and the Managing director also held a productive discussion about IMF’s support for Ethiopia’s reform plan and priorities.

She congratulated him for the reform he initiated in different sectors, including the Ethio-Eritrea rapprochement. She also reiterated IMF’s commitment to support Ethiopia.

The Prime Minister is Beijing, China participating at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), which will be concluded today.

Ahead of the forum, he met several Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang to discuss the further strengthening of Ethiopia-China relations.

The two countries also signed a 1.8 billion US dollars investment agreement.

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