Dr. Aklilu receives the Foreign Minister of Maldives

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael received the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim on Monday (January 29, 2017) on the margins of the 30th AU Summit.
Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim, who is on his first visit to Addis Ababa, disclosed his country's keeness to strengthen bilateral ties with Ethiopia.
Dr. Aklilu welcomed the move to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Ethiopia and Maldives, further noting that Ethiopia looks forward to drawing lessons from Maldives particularly in the areas such as tourism and fisheries. 
The State Minister further revealed Ethiopia's readiness to work more closely with Maldives on dealing with climate change.