Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Abu Bakr Hefny said that the relationship between Ethiopia and Egypt must be like an “Orthodox marriage without divorce”.
In an exclusive interview with ENA, the Ambassador said the relations between the two countries are everlasting and historical.
The Ambassador noted that the relationship between the two countries has reached the highest level in terms of diplomacy.
He said the peoples of Ethiopia and Egypt have been enjoying close relationship since ancient times due to religion and civilization.
Ambassador Hefny urged the need to further consolidate economic, diplomatic and people-to-people relations between the two countries.
According to the Ambassador, the recent visit of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn to Cairo represents a major step forward in the relations between the two countries.
The discussion between the two leaders set important milestone in the promotion of diplomatic and political relations.
The discussion has also contributed to the conclusion of agreements to cooperate in various areas including trade and hospitality industry, the establishment of an agricultural fund in Ethiopia, and Egyptian industrial zone.
In addition to strong diplomatic ties, the two countries are working in collaboration in the health sector, where Egyptian health professionals provide voluntary services in Ethiopia during different times.