PM Hailemariam holds discussion with Kuwaiti Officials

May 16, 2013

Prime ministers of Ethiopia and KUWAIT
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held official talks Tuesday with his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace in Kuwait.

The talks dealt with bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation in various fields, to best serve the interests of both countries.

The talks also delved into ways of bolstering economic and trade relations between the two sides and to have exchange of visits of businessmen, including ways to benefit from investment opportunities.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mustafa Al-Shimali, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State of Municipality Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ambassador Khaled Al-Jarallah.

It was also attended by Head of the honorary mission and Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Diwan Sheikh Dr. Salem Al-Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative in the African Union (AU) Rashed Al-Hajri, and senior state officials in the Prime Minister Diwan and Foreign Ministry.

The talks were also attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister’s accompanying delegation.

Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah hosted a dinner banquet in honor of the visiting delegation.

The trade exchange between Kuwait and Ethiopia has reached over $2 billion in 2011.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn also held discussion on Wednesday with Director General of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and other Kuwaiti organizations leaders.

Hailemariam met with KFAED Director Genera Abdulwahab Ahmad Abadir, Managing Director of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) Bader Mohammad Al-Saad and Vice President of Chmaber of Commerce and Industry Khaled Abdulah Al-Sager as well as a number of directors’ members.

On the occasion, the two sides discussed issues of concern and ways to strengthen bilateral economic, investment and development cooperation.