PM Holds Talks with Leaders of German, France & Sweden

ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussions with the leaders of France, German and Sweden on the margins of the ongoing European Union-African Union (AU-EU) Leaders Summit.

Prime Minister Abiy went to Belgium’s capital, Brussels where he is attending the Summit. On the sidelines, the PM and his delegation are undertaking bilateral meetings with leaders of European countries on his second day in Brussels.

Abiy first met with Chancellor of German Olaf Scholz to discuss on “various issues of mutual interest.”

”My appreciation to Olaf Scholz for the important deliberations on various issues of mutual interest,” tweeted Abiy.

He also extended his country’s appreciation to “the tremendous development assistance Germany extended thus far and has firm belief that our cooperation will continue strengthened.”

Similarly, the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held talks with President Emmanuel Macron of France, during which the two leaders conferred about bilateral relations and continental issues.

The premier said the described the conversation as “fruitful”, adding that “he long-standing relationship between our countries provides a solid foundation for future collaboration.”

Later, Prime Minister Abiy also met with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

The meeting was focused on further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, according to the PM.

Apart from the three leaders, the PM already undertook discussions with other global leaders including his Slovenian counterpart, Janez Jansa, and IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva.

The bilateral talks that the Prime minster held so far gave the chance to brief the leaders about the objective reality im Ethiopia and explain the long journey the government has traveled to bring peace and stability to country, said Hirut Zemene, Ethiopian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and EU institutions.