Addis Ababa: Ethiopia and the United Kingdom agreed to expand bilateral cooperation and strengthen trade and investment, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hirut Zemene, held talks with Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa of the United Kingdom in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, today.
The two parties have agreed to expand cooperation among countries.
The statement added that officials have noted the growing trade and investment links between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom, and emphasized the need to further strengthen the level of trade and investment cooperation.
The volume of trade between countries has reached 2 billion dollars.
The UK Minister, Harriett Baldwin, expressed her country's continued commitment to support efforts to ensure regional peace, stability and economic integration in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia and the United Kingdom have enjoyed rich diplomatic relations that cover a variety of areas, including trade, culture, education and development cooperation.