Foundation Stone Laid for New Swiss Embassy Building in Addis

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Taye Atske Selassie and his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis have laid today the cornerstone for the construction of the new Switzerland embassy building in Addis Ababa.

Recall Foreign Affairs Minister Taye held discussion on Monday with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis on ways of strengthening bilateral relations and regional issues.

The Swiss foreign minister is in Ethiopia for an official working visit and held rigorous talks on ways of further deepening cooperation between the two countries.

Following his visit, the statement issued by the Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs underscored that Ethiopia, the second largest country in Africa in terms of population, is a strategically important partner for Switzerland, particularly in the areas of business, science and migration.

According to the Ministry, Foreign Minister Cassis’s visit is taking place at a critical juncture for the strategic planning and direction of Switzerland’s new strategy for sub
-Saharan Africa, which is currently being drawn up and is set to be implemented from 2025.

After concluding his official visit to Ethiopia, the minister is expected to visit Djibouti and Kenya.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency