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Official visit of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia to Qatar (November 14, 2017)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn undertook an official visit to Doha, Qatar on Monday (November 14, 2017). Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was accompanied by senior Ministers, other high government officials and several key captains of trade and investment sectors.

The visit is significant as it comes in the context of efforts to review progress made on key tracks of the bilateral relationship to build on the agreements reached during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar to Ethiopia last April. On the occasion, the two sides had signed 11 agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU), to strengthen their bilateral relations.

The two sides had a delegation level meeting. During the talks, the two leaders reviewed the state of bilateral relations and exchanged views on ways and means to further expand and consolidate the close, multi-faceted relationship between the two countries, underpinned by age-old trade and people-to-people contacts.