Abiy, Merkel Discuss Covid-19 Response, Economic Coop

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday he has held a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on various national and regional issues.

Prime Minister Abiy described the talks he had with chancellor Merkel on on Tuesday as “good” and productive.

COVID-19 as well as strengthening development and economic cooperation between Ethiopia and Germany were some of the discussion points, according to the Prime minister.

Berlin considers Addis Ababa to be a priority country for development cooperation, focusing on education, nutrition, agriculture and natural resources protection. According to the German Federal Foreign Office.

Since 2019, both countries have been engaged in a reform partnership aimed at supporting Ethiopia’s domestic reforms, boost investment and create jobs.