Addis Ababa/New Delhi, June 22 (FN Bureau) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is headed for the CHOGM summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on Wednesday was at the Ethiopian capital where he held talks with the Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on bilateral cooperation and development partnership. He also addressed the Indian Community in Addis Ababa. In tweets, the EAM said: “Thank Ethiopian President @SahleWorkZewde for receiving me. “A good discussion on our bilateral cooperation including education, health, investment, as also development partnership.
“Also exchanged perspectives on the regional and international situation.” On his address to the Indian community, he said: “Addressed the Indian community in Addis Ababa this morning. “Their role in education and employment generation has been commendable. Their contribution to Ethiopian society is widely recognised. “Thank them for keeping India’s flag flying high.” Earlier, the EAM today inaugurated the new Indian Embassy Chancery building in the Ethiopian capital. He thanked the Ethiopian Minister of Women and Social Affairs Ergogie Tesfaye and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Tesfaye Yilma for joining him on the occasion. “Was a pleasure to formally inaugurate the new Indian Embassy Chancery building in Addis Ababa. Congratulate Ambassador @IndiaInEthiopia and his team for a great job. “Thank Minister of Women and Social Affairs @ErgogieTesfaye and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Tesfaye Yilma for joining me on this occasion “Was a pleasure to meet Minister of Women and Social Affairs @ErgogieTesfaye of Ethiopia. “She did her PhD under @ICCR_hq scholarship. Great to hear her speak Telugu,” he posted. The EAM is leading the Indian delegation to the CHOGM, which had earlier been postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He will be representing Prime Minister Modi at the Commonwealth Summit on June 24-25, as well as attending the pre-CHOGM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on June 23 in Kigali.