Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Doha this morning on an official visit to Qatar. Upon arrival, he was received by Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Communications. During his visit, the Prime Minister meets with the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar to discuss bilateral relations and the prospects for their development, in addition to a number of issues of common concern. The Ethiopian-Qatari relations are taking a new step towards further cooperation, with the visit of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today.
His visit is of exceptional importance, being his first since he took office in March 2018, and following a major breakthrough in his country on the level of public freedoms and settlement of differences with neighboring countries to strengthen the Ethiopia’s status as a regional power in the Horn of Africa. The success of the Ethiopian-Qatari start-up is reinforced by the strong desire and willingness of Doha and Addis Ababa to develop and expand relations in all areas of mutual interest.
The development of relations is reflected in a large number of high-level reciprocal visits and the signing of a number of bilateral agreements, which are a strong indication of the parties’ desire to promote and develop these relations to all areas of mutual interest. Ethiopia is keen to encourage and attract Qatari investments and open the way for businessmen from different sectors to promote joint projects between the two countries that will promote and stimulate the Ethiopian economy.