MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th November, 2018) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed Tuesday with Djibouti's Ambassador Mohamed Kamil issues relating to the development of bilateral ties along with the resolutionof conflicts on the Horn of Africa, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Horn of Africa region contains four countries Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Disagreements between Horn of Africa states have recently begun subsiding amid the establishment of diplomatic ties between Eritrea and Somalia, and the abandonment of the decades-long state of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
"On November 6, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of Republic of Djibouti in Moscow Mohamed Kamil at the latter's request .
.. While considering the regional agenda, [the parties] gave priority to the issue of rapid settlement of conflicts on the Horn of Africa, including with the use of the relevant UN mechanisms," the statement said.
According to the ministry, the two parties have also discussed the pressing issues relating to the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries, including the deepening of the political dialogue and increasing cooperation in economy and trade.
In late October
, Bogdanov met with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. Following the meeting the two sides have also stated the need to consolidate the international efforts in order to support the elimination of all
disagreements existing among the countries of the region and strengthen good relations, stability and security on the peninsula.