Towards cementing Ethio-Rwanda bilateral relations

It is well recognized that nations with bilateral, trilateral or multilateral ties can open a number of avenues for exchanging social, economic, political and diplomatic concerns mainly to come up with gains benefiting both sides. Such lucrative movements can be fostered by agents such as ambassadors, counselors, liaison officers and other possible means so as to facilitate cooperation leading towards common growth at the end of the day.

What Ethiopia and Rwanda are doing right now is a case in point in this regard, and the two countries are working hard to well foster good, doable and supportive relations that will help them enjoy operating sleek ties for common good.

Unforgettably, the former had sent peacekeeping forces to the latter. This is highly regarded as one of the ever-remembered elements that have resolutely tied the two friendly countries. The situation has thus been an indication of the growing relationship between the two sovereign nations. True, the diplomatic tie Ethiopia and Rwanda have been pursuing is significantly useful in further strengthening the sisterhood of Addis Ababa and Kigali apart from boosting the government-to-government amalgamation.

To further heighten such an audacious alliance, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for an official working visit, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame extended his appreciation to him for the service his country had rendered in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.

The two leaders discussed bilateral and regional issues and on how to further strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.

The spectacular development of relations between the two nations regarding a multitude of areas would undoubtedly take them towards transformational tracks. Yes, the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Rwanda has been a matter of mutual consent.

The areas of cooperation between the two countries would be instrumental in rousting regional cooperation, especially in areas of boosting economic growth peace and security, cooperation in the management, development and utilization of shared natural resources, protection of the impacts of climate change and other emerging regional issues of common interest. As to the Premier, Ethiopia and Rwanda enjoy excellent bilateral relations and also at a multilateral level including at the African Union and the UN. Doing all these important tasks, Ethiopia and Rwanda are expected to emerge with a renewed commitment to work together, building on the existing strong ties.

Rwanda has indeed upgraded its bilateral ties with Ethiopia in a show of deeper support for a long-time strategic partner while extending a diplomatic push in a strategic part of Africa. They are thus expected to enjoy running all-weather strategic partnership. Besides, they need to take the establishment of their new elevated ties as a chance to advance common development and win-win cooperation in all circumstances and areas of collaboration. Resilient relations have contributed a lot to a more effective engagement between the two countries. Yes, Ethiopia and Rwanda have been working towards maintaining people-to-people connections and creating opportunities for positive bilateral engagement between government officials and other citizenry connections. Such a bold move has kept doors open for firm cooperation and reliable mutual bond, indeed!

When nations do have direct experience of their counterpart, they can create trust in the latter and establish connection and solid ties, which is resilient to the ups and downs of the socio-economic or economic-political relationships. Certainly, building mutual trust and collaboration through political, economic and social spheres can help cultivate popular support for the wider relationship in both parties. Besides, it is much more likely that cooperative relations between countries will help them enjoy having streamlined people-to-people and government-to-government ties.


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