EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia

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Publication Date 07/12/2019
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The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced on 7 December 2019 a boost to the European Union's cooperation with Ethiopia, in her first official visit outside the EU.

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A support package worth €170 million was allocated to support the country in undertaking a series of economic reforms, in implementing a series of measures relating to health, accountability and transparency, political engagement and improving business climate.

Source Link https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_19_6679
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Deutsche Welle, 07/12/2019: New EU chief pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip https://p.dw.com/p/3UN6t
The Brussels Times, 08/12/2019: Ursula von der Leyen in Ethiopia for her first visit outside the EU https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/eu-affairs/82595/ursula-von-der-leyen-in-ethiopia-for-her-first-visit-outside-the-eu/
EurActiv, 08/12/2019: Von der Leyen pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip https://www.euractiv.com/section/africa/news/von-der-leyen-pledges-to-back-africa-on-ethiopia-trip/

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European Commission: Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press statement with Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, 7 December 2019 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_19_6697
European Commission: Press remarks by President von der Leyen following her meeting with Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia, 7 December 2019 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_19_6704

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