Ethiopia, UK express solidarity against COVID-19

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia Gedu Andargachew and United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa, James Duddridge on Wednesday (May 20) held a video-conference call to discuss bilateral and regional issues between the two countries.

Mr. Gedu gave briefings about Ethiopia’s stance on the GERD and reiterated the importance of returning back to the trilateral talks among Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt since dialogue is the only viable option to solve disputable issues, according to the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

“The discussion also covered the COVID-19 pandemic and UK support to the Ethiopian and wider African response to the scourge. Mr. Gedu use the opportunity to express Ethiopia’s solidarity with the UK in the fight against the Corona Virus pandemic and to offer condolences on the loss of lives in the UK,” it said.

Mr. Duddridge reaffirmed that the UK will continue to support Ethiopia’s and Africa’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also said unresolved issues regarding the GERD should be solved through dialogue.