I just had a very good meeting with President [of Ethiopia] Sahle-Work Zewde. I’m am particularly pleased to see a woman like her in this key role for Ethiopia in a moment where the country is really putting a lot energy and dynamics in internal reforms that the European Union supports 100%, both economic and political reforms. The same goes for a new policy towards the region that the EU also fully supports.
I will discuss this with the Foreign Minister, and with the Prime Minister, who we were honoured to see in Brussels a couple of weeks ago.
I’m particularly honoured and pleased to be here, not only for the African Union summit but also for a very fruitful bilateral visit to Ethiopia to strengthen our partnership and our relationship.