OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed over the phone international efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. According to the Kremlin’s press service, the conversation was initiated by the Ethiopian side.

"When discussing the situation surrounding the spread of coronavirus, both sides emphasized the importance of intensifying the efforts of the entire international community, including the IMF and the World Bank, to combat this infection", the press service of the Russian leader said.

The leaders of the two countries also considered topical issues in the development of bilateral relations.