PRESS RELEASE 058
Political consultations with Ethiopia
18/04/2017

The State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ildefonso Castro, held a meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart, Hirut Zemene, within the framework of the bilateral consultations held on Tuesday, 18 April in Addis Ababa.

The State secretaries agreed in their observation on the excellent state of bilateral relations. State Secretary Castro expressed his satisfaction at the consolidation of relations in recent years and pointed out that Ethiopia is a key partner for Spain in the Horn of Africa and in Africa in general. At an economic level, Ildefonso Castro conveyed the interest of the Government of Spain in supporting investment by Spanish companies in the country. Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, has enjoyed major growth in recent years and offers, in the opinion of the two State secretaries, opportunities for Spain in such sectors as infrastructure, agriculture, renewable energies and tourism.

In turn, State Minister Hirut Zemene asserted that Ethiopia considers Spain to be among the leading countries in Europe and feels that it is well positioned to invest in the country, stressing his government’s commitment to the goal of ensuring that Spanish companies enhance their presence in Ethiopia.

They also exchanged perspectives on development cooperation. In this area, Ethiopia is a priority country for Spain. State Secretary Castro reiterated Spain’s commitment to the development of Ethiopia. For his part, the Ethiopian State minister thanked Spain for its contributions in this area and underlined that “Spain can feel proud of its role in this regard”.

In terms of the situation in the region, despite the encouraging changes registered, they both agreed that major challenges still remain, such as combating extremist terrorism and violent extremism, along with other challenges of a humanitarian nature, such as the high number of refugees and food insecurity.

 

-NON OFFICIAL TRANSLATION-

Twitter

  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇲🇰 Spain condemns the serious violent incidents that took place in the Parliament of the FYR of #Macedonia https://t.co/QRGy6pfkdQ
  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇲🇦 🇨🇺#Spain welcomes the resumption of #diplomatic relations between #Morocco and #Cuba https://t.co/p8j0XZ8xBt @MarocDiplomatie @CubaMINREX
  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @CoESpokesperson: #King #Felipe's visit @ Council of Europe was a historic event. The head of state addressed key European challenges @C…
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @Maria_SolanasC: Participating in the 1st meeting of the women, peace and security focal points network.#WPS @rielcano @csmediterraneo h…
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @KjerstiEAnders1: Thank you @SpainMFA for hosting 1.focal point meeting! @NorwayMFA strong supporters of #WPS, #UNSCR1325! https://t.co/
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇪🇪 Mutual interest in stepping up contacts during the upcoming #Estonian Rotating Presidency of the #EU ➡️ … https://t.co/yofrRQ5rna
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * Analyzing the way in which national plans address these three fundamental questions #MPS #Women #Peace #Security ➡️ https://t.co/JbHJCdVXRj
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @SpainMFA: Each Member State has appointed 1 focal point responsible 4 ensuring the practical application of the #Women #Peace & #Secur…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * Each Member State has appointed 1 focal point responsible 4 ensuring the practical application of the #Women… https://t.co/jzlRWHdZFi
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @ratasjuri: Met w/ Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ to reaffirm our strong relationship. Had a fruitful discussion on European & interna…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @MFAestonia: FM @svenmikser & @AlfonsoDastis discussed future of EU, Brexit, Estonia´s EU presidency / "EU must stay united," they confi…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @WILPF_Espana: At the 1st meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network, civil society at the forefront of #UNSCR1325 im…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @EmbEspNamibia: High level Namibian representation in Alicante at 1st Focal Points Meeting for Women, Peace & Security. Welcome Amb. Sel…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * #Spanish Initiative in line with the priority given by #Spain to the agenda on #women, #peace & #security during it… https://t.co/1MCbCCHtZm
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @CarolynNZPM: Honour to rep #NZ and moderate a session at 1st Women Peace & Security Focal Points Network mtg @SpainMFA #WPS #UNSCR1325…

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • BUZÓN DE QUEJAS Y SUGERENCIAS
  • TRANSPARENCIA
  • MAEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares y Migratorios
    Ruiz de Alarcón, 5 (esq. Juan de Mena, 4)
    28014 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Oficina de Información Diplomática