On April 15, 2021 H.E. Mulu Solomon Bezuneh, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Federal Republic of Germany held a virtual meeting with Honorable Katrin Langensiepen, German Green party delegation to the European Union Parliament.
Discussions focused on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Border issue with the Sudan, Tigray Region situation and Election. On the occasion, H.E. Ambassador Mulu Solomon briefed honorable Katrin Langensiepen as follows. The reform in Ethiopia and the challenges posed by TPLF on the reform. The rule of law restoration measure taken by the government, helped not only to save the country, but also the horn from becoming a terrorist breading ground, that 4.2 million people has been supported with humanitarian aid and that 70% has covered by the government and 30% by international aid agencies and NGOs, The Ambassador assured Honorable Langensiepen. that all allegations on human rights abuses are taken seriously and will be independently investigated and perpetrators will be brought to justice.Ambassador Mulu highlighted that the Renaissance dam is environmentally friendly project and its aim is to bring out the growing 110 million population of Ethiopia out of poverty. H.E. also noted that the Dam is hoped to boost job creation and reduce immigrants by creating employment opportunities at home. Ambassador Mulu underscored that Ethiopia engaged with Egypt and Sudan for transparency, credibility and understanding regarding the dam from the beginning and added that Ethiopia, from day one, believes in equitable, fair and reasonable utilization of the Nile water as per internationally accepted principles without causing significant harm to the downstream. In such a way that Ethiopia believes in a win, win solution and that the AU led platform helps for practical option to reach to an amicable outcome. As to the common boarder situation of Sudan and Ethiopia, that there are many modalities to negotiate and solve the issue, but Sudan should leave Ethiopian territory and go back to its position where it was before November 6, 2020. H.E. Ambassador Mulu in her final remarks informed Honorable Langensiepen about the upcoming free, fair and democratic election and called up on supporting Ethiopia in its reform, Ethiopia’s role to stabilize the Horn and also to assist on the Embassy’s effort to establish parliamentary friendship groups. Katrin Langensiepen on her part recognized Ethiopia’s result in climate change mitigation. Also expressed their support in activities in democratic, social rights, women’s and human rights. Honorable Langensiepen said “you have us as partners in this regards and also in sustainable projects”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of EthiopiaSpokesperson Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia