Finance Minister Ahmed Shide Meets with UK State Minister for Development, Africa

Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian delegation led by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide met with UK State Minister for Development and Africa Andrew Mitchell on the sidelines of the 2024 WB-IMF Spring Meetings.

The discussions focused on Ethiopia’s economic prospects and resilience amidst local and evolving global challenges, according to Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C., USA.

It also noted UK’s investment interests in Ethiopia, as well as its support to regional stability and integration in the Horn of Africa.

The finance finister expressed appreciation for UK’s continued support to Ethiopia’s humanitarian needs and development agenda, including on economic reforms, infrastructure, human development, and private sector investment.

The UK Minister on his part reiterated his country’s commitment and advocacy for an ambitious IDA21 replenishment.

The two sides also agreed on ways of deepening bilateral cooperation in strategic and priority sectors in Ethiopia.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency