The Ethiopian government clearly wants to further deepen the economic ties between Ethiopia and Djibouti. A delegation led by Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance, visited the Red Sea nation and held a discussion with senior Djiboutian government officials.

A statement by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) read: “The delegation praised the ever-growing commitment of both governments to further scale up their economic ties to a high gear by strengthening regular bilateral talks, which have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances.”

The Ethiopian delegation underscored that the two friendly countries have jointly invested more than 10 billion U.S. dollars in different infrastructural schemes. According to the Ministry, during the discussion, delegations of the two countries agreed on three issues in accordance with previous discussions by leaders of the two countries.

The agreements made include keeping the previous price quotation on Ethiopia’s fruits and vegetable exports to Djibouti until a joint committee comes up with agreed terms, on the basis of the current market reality and conditions of the general population in Djibouti, the statement said.