Norway to Help Ethiopia Rebuild Navy

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met his Norwegian counterpart Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo, where they discussed rebuilding Ethiopian navy.

Abiy Ahmed was in Norway where he received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts, which ended two decades of hostility with Eritrea.

As part of the Nobel tradition, the Prime Minister stayed behind for a day and held meetings with the President of the Norwegian Parliament, Tone Trøen and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, led by Anniken Huitfeldt.

His discussion with Norway’s Prime Minister Erna also touched upon various issues including Ethiopia’s efforts in building a democracy and strengthening its momentum.

The two also “agreed to collaborate on rebuilding the Ethiopian Navy through the provision of capacity-building support”, said the office of Ethiopian prime minister in a statement issued after the meeting.

The prime ministers also agreed to work together in exchanges and learning for Ethiopian women leaders on political leadership and on Ethiopia’s aspiration of a green legacy.

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