Russia expects expansion of ties with Ethiopia in all fields - Lavrov

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The minister added that the creation of a center for nuclear technologies in Ethiopia is being negotiatedMore:http://tass.com/politics/993348

ADDIS ABABA, March 9. /TASS/. Russia expects expansion of cooperation in politics and economy with Ethiopia, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu on Friday.

He mentioned that Moscow and Addis Ababa have had friendly ties for many decades.

"We appreciate the tradition of mutual respect and advocate for further expansion of our cooperation in all fields, including political dialogue, trade and economic and investment cooperation, humanitarian and educational ties," Lavrov said.

He added that the work on setting up a center for nuclear technologies will be sped up after respective intergovernmental agreements are signed.

"Currently the creation of a center for nuclear technologies on the base of the Russia-designed operating research reactor in Ethiopia is being negotiated," he said, adding that the work "will be sped up after respective intergovernmental agreements are signed.".

PHOTO : Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn shake hands during an official welcome of G20 heads of state and government, heads of invited states and international organizations at the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia-Host Photo Agency

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