DPM, FM Demeke Arrives in Entebbe, Uganda

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen, in his fourth and last leg of visit to African countries in the East and Great Lakes region has arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, this afternoon.

Demeke is expected to pay a courtesy call tomorrow to the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and take part in the African Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troop contributing countries summit underway in Uganda.

His deliberations with the President of Uganda will be about bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern, a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda Henry Okello and Etsegenet Yimenu, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Uganda warmly welcomed Demeke as he arrived in Entebe.

In the past three days, Demeke visited Tanzania, the Union of the Comoros, and Burundi and held bilateral discussions with the leaders of the three sisterly countries to foster stronger ties and address peace and security challenges in the Horn of Africa.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency