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Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit Ethiopia Next Week

ADDIS ABABA – Canada’s Prime Minister’s Office has announced Justin Trudeau will visit to Ethiopia and Senegal next week.

The Office says the visit will begin on Thursday, and will focus on economic opportunity, climate change, democracy and gender equality.

Trudeau will “travel first to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Sahle-Work Zewde, as well as Ethiopian partners and stakeholders” the office said in a statement.

Trudeau will be accompanied by Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, and her trade delegation.

“He will promote trade and investment opportunities between our two countries,” the statment reads.

In Addis Ababa, he will also meet with leaders attending the 33rd African Union Summit.

Trudeau will hold talks with the leaders in side events focused on deepening our relationships with African countries, and advancing economic growth through the creation of jobs and opportunities for young people, the office said.

The Prime Minister will then travel to Dakar, Senegal, where he will meet with the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
Finally, Trudeau will travel to Germany for the Munich Security Conference before returning to Canada on February. 14, 2020.

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