Ethio-Slovak Relations

Slovakia was part of the former Czechoslovakia, until 1993. Ethiopia and Slovakia signed diplomatic relations agreement in 1995. Slovakia has an embassy in Addis Ababa while Ethiopia covers Slovakia from its embassy in Berlin.

Slovak and Ethiopia enjoy historic and cordial relations from 1995 onwards after signing a diplomatic relation agreement. The two countries are working closely on global issues of common interests. Slovak private sector like Matador, a multinational car tire producer was a pioneer to invest in Ethiopia. After the breakup of Czechoslovakia, and the fall of the Dergue in Ethiopia, the two countries signed diplomatic relation agreement in 1995 and the relation continued smoothly. Slovak has opened its embassy in Ethiopia in 2006.

§  H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic visited Ethiopia from September 30th - October 1st, 2016.

§  Ethiopia assigned honorary consulate (Mr. Rosina Stefan) in Slovakia-Bratislava and this has made positive contribution to the advancement of people to people relation.

§  Ethiopia had granted Slovakia a vote in a bid for UNSC non-permanent seat for the term 2006-2007.

§  A delegation led by Former Minister of Trade and Industry H.E. Ato Girma Biru, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development H.E.Ato Alemahehu Daba (to hold a discussion on debt issues), made an official visit to Slovakia in 2005.

§  H.E Mr. Edward Kukan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia at the time, and H.E. Mrs. Eva Smikova, State Minister of Economic Affairs, paid official visit to Ethiopia in 2005 and 2006 respectively, in a view to strengthen the bilateral relation.

§  H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák has participated in the Finance for Development Conference that was held in 2015, Addis Ababa.

§  There is no Framework of Bilateral Development Cooperation between the two countries so far. However, there was a TseTse fly control Project run by the Slovak Republic


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