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Top news items in Ethiopia's major media outlets

Xinhua,December 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Saturday.

--Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and General Ghanim Shaheen Al-Ghanam of Qatar on Friday held discussion on ways of strengthening security cooperation.

During the discussion the prime minister told the visiting delegation that the visit signifies the growing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA)

--Executive Committee of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) on Friday concluded the meeting it had been conducting for the last 18 days.

The Committee is expected to issue a statement regarding the decisions taken in the meeting on Saturday. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)

--The Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Workneh Gebeyehu, in a statement on Friday expressed his deep concern and disappointment over the violations of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access signed in Addis Ababa on the 21st of December, 2017 by the Parties to the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)

--The new reform on coffee trading that Ethiopia has introduced this year is helping to stimulate the country's coffee export, official said.

Despite the fluctuations in international coffee prices, Ethiopia's coffee export is revitalizing, Deputy CEO of Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development and Marketing Authority, Shafi Umer, told ENA. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA) Enditem