13 may

The meeting of H.E. Mr. E. Terekhin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the FDRE, with Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology of the FRDE and co-chairperson of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic

On May 13, H.E. Mr. E. Terekhin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the FDRE, visited the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of the FRDE where he held a meeting with Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology of the FRDE, co-chairperson of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ethiopian Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Trade Cooperation.

The parties discussed a wide range of issues, connected with the preparation of the upcoming 7th regular meeting on the Intergovernmental Commission. In this context, concrete steps on the implementation of the fundamental agreements reached by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed were touched upon.

Special attention was given to the review of the implementation of the Road Map on bilateral cooperation in the field of use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. In this connection, several promising directions of cooperation, such as use of nuclear technologies in energy sector, agriculture and medicine, were mentioned.

The parties also emphasized the role of the agreement between the Russian Academy of Science and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of the FDRE on the establishment of a Joint Russian-Ethiopian Biological Research Center.

The issue of the participation of Russian entrepreneurs in gold and tantalum deposits development in Ethiopia was also tackled.