EU appreciates Ethiopian government’s dialogue with oppositions

Addis Ababa, March 18, 2017 (FBC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn yesterday met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.

During the meeting, areas of cooperation and political developments in the country were discussed.

In this respect, HRVP Mogherini appreciated and encouraged the Prime Minister's engagement in the establishment of a political platform and a dialogue with the opposition which the EU considers is the right direction to take.

She further outlined the broad areas of cooperation, from economic investments to the common work better manage migration and support the efforts of Ethiopia as a major host of refugees.

HRVP Mogherini also outlined the European Union's efforts to support the humanitarian challenges in the Horn of Africa region, including the droughts affecting Ethiopia and neighbouring countries.

The EU yesterday announced additional 165 million Euros in assistance for the region, for the South Sudan crisis and neighbouring countries, as well as the drought in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

According to European Union External Action, HRVP Mogherini had also met with opposition members during the visit.

Posted by Amare Asrat