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Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Robert Oliphant to visit Ethiopia soon

Addis Ababa, March 13, 2024 (FBC) – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, announced today that Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will visit Ethiopia from March 14 to 15, 2024.

During his trip, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will meet with government officials and representatives of the African Union Commission. He will reiterate Canada’s commitment to deepening relations and to work in partnership towards shared priorities.

He will also engage with civil society organizations, international organizations and community members to exchange ideas and discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen Canada-Africa relations.

“I look forward to visiting Ethiopia, a long-time partner of Canada. Canada values its growing relationship with the African Union, and I look forward to hearing how we can continue to work in partnership. I am keen to explore how we can continue to cooperate on shared priorities such as the rules-based international order, global and regional peace and security, and gender equality,” Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

Ethiopia and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1965.

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