Ethiopia values its historic relations with Mexico, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie has said.
The State Minister made the statement while receiving Ambassador Trevino Victor, the newly appointed Ambassador of Mexico to Ethiopia, on Thursday.
Ambassador Taye on the occasion applauded the support and solidarity extended by the people and government of Mexico as Ethiopia faced the then Fascist Italian aggression in 1935.
Being an all-weather friend for Ethiopians in times of difficulty, Mexico remained seized to the principle of collective security, he recalled.
The help extended by Mexico to Ethiopians in their time of distress laid a solid foundation for the continued growth of Ethio-Mexican ties over the years, Ambassador Taye added.
This would create a space for further elevation of existing ties into new dimensions of cooperative partnership, he pointed out.
Ambassador Trevino Victor who noted that Mexico recognizes Ethiopia's role played in the African hemisphere said that his country regards Ethiopia as a strategic partner.