Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn who is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly has discussed with leaders of various countries and international organizations on ways of strengthening bilateral relationships.
Accordingly, the Premier has met with President of Finland Sauli Vainamo Niinisto, Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, and Under-Secretary-General of OCHA and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock bilaterally.
During the discussion, President Niinisto of Finland commended Ethiopia’s contribution in stabilizing the Horn of Africa.
The President has also recognized the efforts of Ethiopia in realizing economic growth as fruitful.
Prime Minister Hailemariam for his part said that the support of Finland to Ethiopia's development particularly in the education sector is worth appreciating and fruitful.
As Ethiopia strives to eradicate poverty, it seeks the prevalence of peace in the region since peace is important for a country’s development, he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hailemariam has discussed with Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen on how to strengthen the exiting bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Ethiopia’s green economy strategy, illegal migration and other current issues are among the points of their discussion.
The Premier has also held discussion with Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for OCHA and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Lauding the developmental activities being carried out in Ethiopia, the under-secretary-general affirmed the support towards minimizing the impacts of the drought will be continued, according to a high level official who attended the meeting.