Brazil endorses Ethiopia’s bid for a non-permanent seat at the UNSC
The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tewolde Mulugeta, at a media briefing held on Friday (March 11, 2016) said Ethiopia's bid for a non permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the period 2017-2018 has been gaining impetus with endorsements by Brazil and other sisterly African countries. He underlined that Ethiopia remains committed to promoting regional and international peace and security. Reminding that the Foreign Minister of Brazil, Ambassador Mauro Viera had recently been in Ethiopia for an official visit, the Spokesperson said Ethiopia and Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which he said would strengthen the trade and investment ties between the two countries. The Ethio-Brazil Business Meeting which was recently held in Addis Ababa, would serve as a key milestone towards achieving a higher level of business and investment partnership between the two countries, he added.