Ethiopia, Japan Express Readiness to Further Solidify Multi-dimensional Ties

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Mesganu Arga received and discussed with the newly-appointed Ambassador-Designate of Japan to Ethiopia, Shibata Hironori today. On the occasion, the State Minister said that Ethiopia and Japan have robust and longstanding relations in economic, technical cooperation, development assistance and political spheres. He further expressed Ethiopia's readiness to solidify and deepen the multi-dimensional bilateral cooperation. The State Minister also mentioned the untapped investment opportunities in Ethiopia and called for more investment from Japan. Ambassador Shibata Hironori stated Japan's keenness to deepen and strengthen the bilateral cooperation in various fields. The Ambassador further stressed his commitment to enhance Japanese investment in Ethiopia, scale up bilateral trade, and increase the flow of development assistance and technical cooperation during his tenure. The two sides also exchanged ideas on current regional and international affairs, accord ing to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Source: Ethiopian News Agency