His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister, have discussed means to foster cooperation in different sectors for the benefit of the two sides.

Sheikh Mohamed and Ethiopian PM review regional developments

This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received from the Ethiopian Prime Minister, wherein they explored issues of common concern. They also explored the latest regional and international efforts to achieve peace, stability and development, especially in African countries.

Meanwhile, the UAE has welcomed the declaration of a ceasefire in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, stressing that a political solution is the only way to end the conflict in the country.  In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that this decision is an important step to achieve a political settlement and the aspirations of the Ethiopian people to build a future that meets their aspirations for peace and prosperity. The statement added that a constructive dialogue within the framework of state institutions along with the rule of law and the constitution is the only way to bring lasting peace and stability to the country.