PM Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues with African Leaders

ADDIS ABABA – On the margins of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with leaders of eight African nations and African Development Bank Group on bilateral and regional issues as well as strengthening partnership.

The PM first met with President of Djibouti, Ismail Oguelleh, and President of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema on Saturday afternoon.

The PM said, in the bilateral meetings he consequently held alongside the #AUSummit2022, discussed “issues of mutual interest”.

Later that day, Abiy said he had “Good discussions on bilateral relations held with” Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada.

The PM has continued holding meetings of the same nature on Sunday, the second and final day of the AU Assembly.

“Always a pleasure to welcome” AfDB Group President, said the PM after his meeting Akinwumi Adesina.

“Our discussion on the sidelines of the #AUSummit2022 explored Ethiopia’s development aspirations and ways of strengthening our partnership,” Abiy added.

The Prime Minister also tweeted that he had a separate “fruitful discussion” Presidents of Nigeria and Zimbabwe, Muhammadu Buhari and Emmerson Mangagwa, respectively, on bilateral and regional issues.

“We are committed to strengthening collaborations,” he said.

Also today, Abiy met with President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and President of Senegal Macky Sall, who took over African Union chairmanship from DRC.

“Our commitment to strengthen collaborations on areas of mutual interest remains steadfast,” the PM said.