Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Addis Abeba

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The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov has arrived today (July 26) in Addis Ababa for a working visit to Ethiopia.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen and other high-level government officials welcomed the Russian Foreign Minister upon his arrival at Bole International Airport.

During his stay in Ethiopia, Lavrov is due to consult with high-ranking government officials on matters that will strengthen the ties between the two countries.

It is to be recalled that Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia paid a visit to Russia in 2021 to discuss collaboration and strengthen relationships.

Similarly, Sergey Lavrov visited Addis Abeba in 2018 and signed agreements to boost relations between Ethiopia and Russia.

The Russian foreign minister had earlier visited Egypt and the Republic of the Congo.

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