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It has been a very frank and interesting discussion with the Prime Minister [of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed], who is someone with a strong political charisma. It is very impressive to talk with him.
I have been offering our support for the political development of this country. Today Ethiopia is a light of hope in a very troubled region. And the chance of Ethiopia, it is our chance.
We are going to send here the most important electoral observation mission that the European Union has ever sent, during your elections in August. And we will offer our support in order to advance on the democratisation of the country.
You have a Prime Minister full of strength, full of ambitions for this country, which is a big country in every sense of the word. Big, because you are big, more than 100 million people, and big because you have deep roots in history.
It is very important for us that Ethiopia find its way to prosperity, freedom and democracy. And the European Union will be your best ally on this way.
Link to the video: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-185516