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Erna Solberg at the AU Summit - Photo:SMK
Erna Solberg at the AU Summit SMK

Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited the African Union Summit:

Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited Ethiopia and the 32nd AU Summit, her third visit to an African country in as many months, following trips to South Africa and Angola. She completed a busy program promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and discussing bilateral relations and global issues with a large number of African leaders.

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As co-chair with H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, of the United Nation’s SDG Advocacy Group, Prime Minister Solberg and President Akufo-Addo jointly fronted a call to action for the SDGs during an SDG Moment at the AU summit. The SDG moment highlighted the importance of Africa and the AU’s own Agenda 2063 in achieving the universal SDGs.

In the margins of the AU Summit, Prime Minister Solberg attended the African Leadership Meeting (ALM): Investing in Health. Solberg expressed the importance of investing in health infrastructure in Africa, and assured African Heads of State and Government present that Norway remains committed to supporting health programs across the continent. P M Solberg also met with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Gebreyesus, discussing joint efforts to promote the global health agenda.

During her two days in Addis Abeba, the Prime Minister met with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and had brief conversations with a large number of African leaders, including incoming AU Chair President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of Egypt.