Deal Signed to Host 2020 World Economic Forum in Addis

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia and World Economic Forum (WEF) signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement to hold the forum’s next gathering in Addis Abeba.

The decision to host WEF in Ethiopia’s capital was announced following a meeting between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Prof Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF in February.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President of the World Economic Forum, Børge Brende, who is on a visit in Ethiopia.

“PM Abiy Ahmed met with Borge Brende in a follow up to their Davos discussion,” reads PM office’s twitter.

“As Ethiopia is set to host the 2020 WEF on Africa, the two signed an agreement applicable to the cooperation of the Forum and the Government for the Regional Meeting,” it says.

The World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Addis Abeba in September 2020 and is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 people, according to office of the Prime Minister.