PM Abiy Ahmed in Germany Attending CwA Meeting
October 30, 2018 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is in Germany attending CwA meeting and as part of three cities tour in Europe.
Upon his arrival, he was received by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are expected to hold bilateral talks shortly.
Dr. Abiy Ahmed is also expected to address some 25,000 Ethiopians in Frankfurt tomorrow, risding in various cities in Europe.
The Prime Minister will then attend the Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting, along with some 12 African heads of states.
Intended to promote private investments in Africa, the CwA was initiated under the German G20 Presidency.
Its mission is to bring together reform-minded African countries, international organizations, and bilateral partners to coordinate country-specific reform agendas, support respective policy measures and advertise investment opportunities to private investors.
Since it was founded in 2017, 11 African countries have joined the initiative, namely, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.
Pror to the German visit, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia was in France where he met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
The French president pledged 100 million Euros grant to Ethiopia to help with certain projects.