Ethiopian, Norwegian PMs Hold Discussion On COVID19 Crisis

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held talks with his Norwegian counterpart, Erna Solberg, over the current COVID-19 crisis.

Norway is a key supporter of a global initiative, United against Coronavirus, whose initial aim is to raise fund to accelerate the development, production and distribution of vaccines, treatments and tests for COVID-19.

Abiy and Solberg agreed to collaborate efforts to curb the pandemic during their phone conversation late Monday.

In twitter, Abiy said he had a “fruitful phone call with Erna Solberg on Norway’s continued solidarity and support to Ethiopia.”

“Our partners have been key to us during the COVID19 crisis as we have witnessed the importance of standing together in trying times,” he said.

Last December, the two prime ministers met in Oslo where they agreed to collaborate on various areas including rebuilding the Ethiopian navy.