High Representative/Vice-President Borrell in Ethiopia and Sudan during first visit to Africa
On Thursday, 27 February, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, 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.