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Seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Trade


1-3 October 2019, A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute in St. Petersburg held the seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Trade. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency on Mineral Resources Dr. Evgeny Kiselev and the Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria.

Ethiopia’s delegation included representatives of relevant ministries and departments, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ministry of Mining and Oil, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, the Institute of Science and Technology and others, as well as business representatives from the mining, aviation, energy, and oil and gas sectors.
The meeting of the Commission was held in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding. The Russian and Ethiopian Parties reaffirmed their desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, and also emphasized the role of the Commission as an important mechanism for expanding cooperation between the two countries.
For several days, the experts worked to agree on the protocol of the seventh meeting of the Commission. The main areas of cooperation between Russia and Ethiopia were named: energy, geology and mineral management, science and higher education, agriculture, culture and tourism. It was especially noted that it is necessary to develop trade and economic ties.
The final protocol also included agreements to intensify joint efforts to improve the legal framework of Russian-Ethiopian relations and to sign a number of important documents during the Russia-Africa economic forum, which will be held 23-24 October 2019 in Sochi.

The eighth meeting of the Commission will be held in Ethiopia in 2020.


Participants of the seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Trade


Chairman of the Russian part of the Commission, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency on Mineral Resources E.A. Kiselev


Signing of the protocol of the seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Trade


07.10.2019

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