Welcoming President Kajulaid who took an oath as the first female President of Estonia on October 2016, Dr. Mulatu expressed his country’s strong desire to further enhance its ties with all members of the European Union such as the Baltic States and closely work on both multi-lateral and bilateral fronts.
The President noted Estonia’s presidency of the council of the EU will afford the opportunity for both countries to work closely together on African, Global and Bilateral issues of common interest.
President Mulatu explained to the Estonian side the immense investment and business opportunities his country owns ready to be seized by Estonian businesses.
He also urged the need to support Ethiopia’s ongoing efforts to address the root causes of migration through youth employment.
Dr. Mulatu suggested that the EU-Africa cooperation would be more robust if it can largely focus more on socio-economic development using instruments such as Agenda 2063 and SDG’s.
Praising the Ethiopian side for the warm welcome accorded to her, President Kersti said Estonia is keen to strengthen its ties with Ethiopia.
The President noted scaling up the relations with Ethiopia would greatly help her country to forge relations with Africa.
Mrs. Kajulaid expressed her country’s intense interest in sharing its experiences in IT and e-governance.