Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have concluded the engagement in the first Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi. A bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin has enabled a common understanding on areas of economic and military cooperation.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the margins of the Summit, in which both leaders aligned on key issues related to the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Prime Minister Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s equitable use and no harm principle.
In his remarks during the ‘Russia-Africa: fulfilling the cooperation potential’ plenary session, Prime Minister Abiy highlighted the importance of collective commitments to developing and sustaining cooperative relations in highly complex world. Citing abundant human and natural resources on the continent, he emphasized the potential for Africa and Russia to enhance trade and economic cooperation.