The European Commission lauded efforts of Ethiopia in widening the political space and deepening democracy. Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, made the remark after hearing the developments in the country during her meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister.
During their meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire at the sidelines of the fifth African Union – EU Summit, Mogherini and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn discussed on major developments in the Horn African country. The Premier has briefed the Vice-President the activities that geared towards deepening democracy, expanding job opportunities and resolving conflicts.
According to Zadeg Abreha, Head of Media and Deliverology Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister, the discussion was fruitful and would help to boost cooperation between Ethiopia and the Commission. Meanwhile, the Premier has met with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina in Abidjan.
The President acknowledged Ethiopia’s leading role in the continent and noted the support it has been extending to the Bank. He also appreciated the developmental endeavors of Ethiopia in agriculture, power, and other infrastructure facilities. Adesina has also invited the Premier to attend the annual meeting of the Bank so that it can share its best practices on various areas, and Prime Minister Hailemariam has accepted it, according to Zadeg.