Norwegian Prime Minister

Norwegian Prime Minister will visit Ethiopia 8-9 February

We are pleased to announce that H.E. Prime Minister Erna Solberg will be arriving in Addis Ababa, where she will have meetings with H.E.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and H.E. President Sahle-Work Zewde. In the margin of the AU Summit she will meet with African leaders and colleagues.

Norway has a long tradition of cooperation with African countries based on mutual respect and long-term partnerships. For decades, we have been a close and loyal partner in support of African peace and development efforts.

During her visit, the Prime Minister will have meetings with Ethiopian leadership and several African leaders who are in Addis Ababa for the 33rd African Union Summit. The theme for this year’s AU Summit is “Silencing the Guns by 2020”.

The Prime Minister will participate at the African Union side event on Blue Economy, as chair of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She will present the Panel’s achievements and share experiences from Norway. AU’s Blue Economy Strategy provides an excellent framework for joint action to unlock the potential of Africa’s Blue Economy.

Gender equality and empowering women are key priorities for Norway. The Prime Minister will attend the official launch of the African Women Leadership fund. She will also meet with H.E. President Sahle-Work Zewde and other women leaders to discuss the importance of female participation and leadership.

The exhibition “African Independence, Norwegian Solidarity” will be opened by the Prime Minister and South Africa. The exhibition tells a story about the power of international solidarity. It is also a testament to the powerful spirit of solidarity and kinship between African states.

Global health is a focus area for Norway internationally. The Prime Minister will visit an Health Center’s, where Lærdal Global Health are engaged in a midwife training program. 

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