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

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 the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C., USA.

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

The finance minister expressed appreciation for the UK’s continued support of Ethiopia’s humanitarian needs and development agenda, including 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: ENA

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