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Ethiopia, Qatar resume diplomatic ties
Two countries fell out in 2008 when Doha was accused of destabilising Horn of Africa
Addis Ababa: Ethiopia and Qatar have resumed diplomatic and economic ties, the prime ministers of both countries said on Monday, ending a four-year row over claims that the Gulf state was backing opposition groups in the Horn of Africa.
“We are in a time where we can flourish and strengthen our relationship and our relationship is based on mutual trust as well as a good heart,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters after meeting his Qatari counterpart in Addis Ababa.
Now we want to continue with this relationship for the future, he added.
The two countries fell out in 2008, when Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi accused the Gulf state of destabilizing the Horn of Africa by supporting armed opposition groups in the region, including in Ethiopia’s arch-foe Eritrea.
Hailemariam said the two countries would work together to boost economic ties, including allowing Qatari investors into Ethiopia, and would “work very closely” with Qatar to promote peace and security in the region.
Qatar Prime Minister Shaikh Hamad Bin Jasem Al Thani said security was a priority for development in the Horn of Africa.
“We believe peace brings development, and these countries in this part of the world need a lot of development,” he said, adding that the high-level meeting between both countries was agreed when he met with Meles in February.
The Ministers of Finance and Foreign Affairs from both countries signed a series of bilateral agreements after the two leaders met.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said ties had been rekindled between the countries because they felt “we would have mutual benefit if we restore out relations”.
“We have sorted out our differences ... It’s water under the bridge, it is something that we have sorted out, we are looking forward now,” he said.
Eritrea broke away from Ethiopia and won independence in 1993 after a 30-year struggle. The two countries fought a border war in 1998-2000, which left at least 70,000 people dead.
With an official growth rate of 11 per cent, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and is luring foreign investors to boost its economy further, with the aim of achieving middle income status by 2025.
The crossed-eye TEGRE-MAFIA’S guarding pitbull MERCENARIE primate/minister better not lease our lands and sell our natural resources to this RAG-HEAD-CROSS-DRESSER taliban-mulla and no ethiopian women should be allowed to work over there for any type of manual labour
Here we are again ,another Agazi double game comedia .By the way ETHIO has found the real nickname to
this ugly pente .Mister Primate Minister don’t you know that Qatar is
the country of Al Jazeera which your dead master jammed by the past years .I know you are going to tell us that VOA and Deutchwelle were also jammed .What a joke afterall ,you with your agazi boss have found out that Shabya is a threat to Ethiopia after
May 1998 ,you are supposing that you have never heard about Siad Barre ,Numeyri ,Assad ,Sadam ,Mubarak and Gadaffi .Worst never been with
Saudi Emirs and Jihadists…LOL !!!!
Hey TPLF Thugs ,the visit of the Qatari PM ,is aimed that Qatar shall
have the monopol on ASSAB and MASSAWA shiping business into which
Ethiopian goods would transfer .And the other condition ,your Land of Bademe shall
be finally handed to your Shabyan bros .Even dead your leba master has once again F$$K you all …LOL !!!
TEDDY the loony asshole shabian,..
ANTE QEFFO RASS, take it easy. Your kind of asshole shabian will never see Beautiful Addis Ababa. Stay in your Sawa.
I don’t know why you jump up and down in excitment. There is nothing to change to you losers eritreans. Your master isay ass keeps kicking your ass. That’s what you chose. Don’t blame us for deporting you. DEDEB, CHINQILETE BISS, ASSHOLE BANDA!
Get out of this Ethiopian website. We don’t need you. QELAWACH!!!1
What these two gentleman do not know is that Qatar is meddling Asmara and addis ababa now as we speak. Soon,you two fight for nothing, they open diplomatic in both countries and even EAL resume it’s flight in Asmara……surprise….. Things you do not know.
Adgi Banda ,keep on your daily TERET TERET ,WUSHA AMICE BANDA .You
are one of the Eri guys disguised as
Agazi dreaming to have a place between your Amice bros Bereket ,Samora ,Berhane and Co .
SHABYAN STOOGE LEKAMMI BANDA !!!!!
Hey Adgi ,now that Qataris are making business with your Agazi Masters .So you can invite your Ashkeri Pa and your Prostitute Ma to settle in Doha in the hope next time they would be with you in Addis
for the inauguration of the New Shabyan Office in Addis…LOL !!!!!
Since meless has gone:
1) We have a new pm, ha ha
2) Peace talk has begun
3) Isayas is trying to show the bad guy was meless or has he other choice? But everybody knows that isayas is hybrid of snake and chameleon.
4) Key positions started to be held by non-tigre people
5) Some governments people start moving where they put their many
6) We have eritrean as first lady, but it is kind of shame to mention her name. (God knows what Azeb felt!). Up to now no governmental mass media printed her as first lady.
Difficult to leave with or with out them, ha ha!
7)We started deplomatic relationship with qatar.
Comming back to 5 and 6, what will mr ‘i am happy’ do against eritrea. Mother land or mother of children. Why do we end up in this kind okward situation!!
I am surprised with an elusive motives and comments of the two prime Minsters. first, I fail time grasp what the Ethiopian’s mean by"a good heart": religious or the popular film? Second, it appears that Ethiopian knows how to act on security issues and by no means this is at its early development stages. what the motives of the two prime ministers so?
Importantly Ethiopian does not need unreal talks. Resources also should not be wasted on a meeting which posses no value added to the country. If there is a real economic development for the country like oil exploration and extraction, that is a most well come talks. That a leader that country wants.
you can see the real country like USA. Who talks about human right, religious etc on the presidential election. The truth bases on how country economic development performs. How people employed and get paid. if that is not there, there would not be peace and support a candidate.
sorry I don’t discuss more points because I assume that you all knows what is real agreement means.
You are right on the money. You got every thing right. That is the whole purpose for taking to Qatar. The slime Desalgn the recruit of evil Meles has no clue on what he is doing. He is another sellout.
*** United Free from Woyane Parasite Ethiopia Forever!!! ***
the paid chigaram TPLF lemagn
Why don’t you shut the hell up your stinky mouth? You are interfering where you don’t belong. We are not Agazi monkeys. Go talk with your Agazis denkoro ras.
You are “The wonna be Amara” but you have NO Amara quality. Keep on whishing but that will never happen.
We can smell stinky salivating TPLF from far and that is all you are.
Better to keep your Tigre name.
*** United Free from Woyane Parasite Ethiopia Forever!!! ***
i hate this so called evangelists they take off their pants and bend over if us asks or suggests qatar is our enemy why is allowed to meddle in our country promoting peace in the horn who the f**k are they tiny country who lives under protection of the west the only thing they have is the license of al jezira which now owened by great britain& us i miss my hero melese he died now qatar eritrea us everybody is f**k**g us like two dollar h** hate you evangelists in kenya us now in addis
MELESE SIGNED HIS DEATH WARRANT THE DAY HE MAKE YOU VPM THATS WHY HE GOT KILLED BECAUSE THE WEST KNOW HOW OBEDIANT YOU EVANGELISTS ARE TO YOUR US HANDLERS
Teddy please don’t tell Iseyas he might lock you up in container for ever before he commit his last wish,
Jil Jillu ,those who are found in the containers are you own bros and cousins .Most of them from your Desperate Rocky Lands ,sent by your Agazi Boss .To spy the diaspora disguised as Eri Guys….LOL !!!LEKAMMI DEDEB BANDA !!!!
@addis ya inferiority zafen and aka john gebremdhin twisted mind listro
look at you,if you have got nut and back to defend your tyrant dead frog and western servant woyanes.why don’t you try to respond basic the reality and your woyanes positive rule in Ethiopia insteade of run away?I bet,teddy is win on tplf thugs here lol.Eritrea card won’t even work for your bigger woaynes.
All this plan comes from decision of foreigners. I think they are veering Ethiopia where they want her to go. In addition, they want Eritrea to be the military power at the expense of Ethioipa. They are forcing Ethiopia to enrich Eritrea while Ethiopians are going hungry. For example, Asmara didn’t have any income from Asab port. So rather than Asab belonging to Ethiopia, they want Ethiopia to divert its port from Djibouti to Asmara, giving billions to Asmara. With this money, the Westerner will get rich when Asmara has money to buy military. Once Asmara becomes powerful, it can now fully occupy and domiante Ethioipa. This is the goal. Who are Qataris? They work with the West. Just follow the money. There is nothing that says the safety of Ethiopia here. So it is the foreingers designing everythng for us.
It is a shame that even tPLF or shabya are letting themselves foreigners get involved in their business which is recipie for disaster. Nothing good comes out of foreign interference except desruction.
Obviously,, the Shabia and TPLF are getting orders on what to do on both countries’ affairs. Shame shame. Even they are selling out that could endanger christianity in Ethiopia of Eritrea.
No diplomacy with idiots, we don’t want them in our country. Why Ethiopia should have relationship with subhumans like Qatar?
FUCK THE TERRORIST STATE QATAR!
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