Israel wants to further cement relation with Ethiopia: Netanyahu

Addis Ababa, July 7, 2016 (FBC) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country would further cement its long standing relations with Ethiopia.

Netanyahu made the remark here today while addressing members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

He said, Ethiopia is on the rise and his country is ready to work with Ethiopia.

According to the Israeli Prime Minister, Ethiopia has a place in the heart of Israel and vice versa.

“The two countries have enjoyed old relations, and a street in the center of Jerusalem is named after Ethiopia to honor the relation of the two countries”, he added.

He also said security is the common issue of both countries and the two countries should work together to fight terrorism.

Netanyahu said he is confident that terrorists will be defeated but collaboration is important for speedy victory.

The Prime Minister added agreement has been reached among the leaders of African countries on the need for a close collaboration.

Saying that Ethiopia has been showing a great advancement towards development, Netanyahu stated his country’s readiness for an enhanced tie with the East African nation.

He further noted his country’s commitment to work closely with Ethiopia, a country with increasing and strong influence on the African continent.

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), Abadula Gemeda, on his part said Ethiopia has many things to learn from Israel’s agriculture, irrigation and water resource utilization practice.

Ethiopia wants to cooperate with Israel in order to attain its target of becoming middle income country and expedite its shift to industrial led economy.

Abadula also extended his gratitude to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn for the efforts he has made to strengthen the relations between Ethiopia and Israel.

Source: FBC

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