Islamabad, 21 February 2022 (TDI): State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Redwan Hussien is on a two-day visit to Pakistan. He met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, and delivered the official message of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Hussien delivered a formal message of the Ethiopian Prime Minister to the Imran Khan, along with an invitation to visit the African nation. Khan wholeheartedly received the friendly gesture and conveyed his greetings for Abiy. He also thanked him for the invitation to Ethiopia.

Khan on the other hand reiterated his invitation to the Ethiopian premier Abiy to visit Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and its people are looking forward to developing close ties with Ethiopia.

The Pakistani Prime Minister appreciated the long-standing relations with Ethiopia. He said that he is hoping that the two states cooperate further in trade and investment with each other.

He said that Pakistan has always had good ties with Ethiopia. Prime Minister Khan also welcomed the decision by Ethiopia to open its embassy in Islamabad. Another topic of discussion was the growing interest of Pakistan in the African continent.

According to the “Engage Africa” initiative, Pakistan aims to deepen, revive and reinforce its relations with African countries. Pakistan, with its new initiative, wants to build upon existing relations with African partners and open avenues of mutually beneficial collaborations.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan termed climate change as a ”shared concern” of the two states. He praised the Ethiopian “Green Legacy Initiative” which concerns climate change.

He highlighted the success of the Pakistani government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme too. These types of schemes are essential in fighting climate change and are beneficial for humanity as a whole.

Redwan also met with Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and the Foreign Secretary, Sohail Mahmood. They talked about the vital issues and held political consultation, heralding the decision of opening an embassy in Islamabad.