High Representative/Vice President Borrell in Ethiopia and Sudan during first visit to #Africa

| February 27, 2020

Today (27 February), the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell (pictured) will travel to Ethiopia to attend the 10th African Union-European Union Commission-to-Commission meeting. After that, on Friday, he will meet with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, to confirm the EU’s support to his political and economic reform agenda, at a moment the country is heading towards elections. He will also visit an EU-funded project SINCE, as part of the EU’s concrete support in addressing economic and social challenges in Ethiopia.

High Representative/Vice-President Borrell will then pay a visit to Sudan, on Saturday, 29 February and on Sunday, 1 March. He will meet Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the Chairman of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan. He will bring a message of support to the civilian transition and he will deliver a speech at the University of Khartoum.

He will also meet in Khartoum with Foreign Ministers from member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development. On Sunday, Josep Borrell will visit a camp for Internally Displaced People in Darfur. Audiovisual coverage of the entire visit will be provided by EbS. For more information on EU-Ethiopia relations, visit the website of the EU Delegation to Ethiopia. For more information on EU-Sudan relations, visit the website of the EU Delegation to Sudan.


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