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Japan, Ethiopia to work collectively for restoring Black Sea Grain Deal

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], August 8 (ANI): Following a one-on-one dialogue with Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister, Japan’s overseas minister expressed hope that his nation and Ethiopia will cooperate on the revival of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, in response to Voice of America (VOA).

Further, in response to the VOA report, the Japanese overseas minister expressed optimism that his nation and Ethiopia will work collectively to revive the Black Sea Grain Initiative after a personal dialog with the deputy prime minister of Ethiopia.

“Japan deplores the termination of the Black Sea Grain Initiative by Russia, and Japan hopes to work together with Ethiopia towards the resumption of the initiative,” Hayashi mentioned, in response to VOA.

Since the beginning of the Black Sea grain deal, which took impact in July 2022, the United Nations has overseen the export of greater than 262 metric tons of wheat to Ethiopia.

Climate shocks that led to extreme droughts and battle in Ethiopia have put over 20 million individuals in want of meals help.

Hayashi additionally talked concerning the Japanese authorities’s assist of the peace deal that ended the warfare in Ethiopia’s Tigray area, VOA reported.

“I mentioned Japan’s support for the implementation of the peace agreement signed between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF [Tigray People’s Liberation Front] and stated that Japan would give serious consideration to further cooperation toward the implementation of this agreement,” he mentioned.

Demeke, who additionally serves as Ethiopia’s overseas minister, mentioned the 2 had a productive dialogue on problems with mutual curiosity, VOA reported.

“In our talks, we pledged to deepen our partnership in the political, economic and social sectors,” Demeke mentioned.

“In particular, we renewed our commitment to strengthen our investment, trade and development cooperation,” he added.

The Japanese overseas minister’s cease in Ethiopia wrapped up a six-nation tour of Southwest Asia and Africa. (ANI)