Ethiopia and Canada seek to strengthen bilateral ties

Ethiopia and Canada expressed their readiness to foster their bilateral and partnership relations. The President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, met Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in Vancouver, Canada, this Wednesday (5). They both have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Sahle-Work said that Canada has been “a true and strong partner of Ethiopia even in times of intricacies”. The President further noted the importance of strengthening the bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his appreciation for the President Sahle-Work’s attendance at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and for her leadership on advancing gender equality for Ethiopians. He also assured President Sahle-Work of Canada’s support in the transformation process of Ethiopia.

The two leaders discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s organizations to drive lasting change and welcomed the launch of the Equality Fund.

The Prime Minister noted Ethiopia’s continued commitment to building peace in the Horn of Africa, making a strong contribution to stability and prosperity in the region.

Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the recent significant reforms and transformation in Ethiopia and took note of the elections planned for 2020.  

They discussed the importance of investing in infrastructure to support growth and change.