Ethiopia views cooperation with Denmark as strategic, says President Sahle-Work
Addis Ababa, January 17, 2019 (FBC) – President Sahle-Work Zewde received and held discussion with Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mrs.Karin Poulsen at the National Palace.
The discussion focused on both bilateral and multilateral issues where Ethiopia and Denmark have been working together to promote mutual interest.
President Sahle-Work emphasized the vital role of the Danish development cooperation to Ethiopia’s development journey to alleviate poverty.
“Ethiopia views the cooperation with Denmark as strategic and based on a shared interest in peace and stability, poverty reduction, food security and climate change.”
Danish development cooperation with Ethiopia started in 2004 and gathered speed since then.
Denmark launched its first five year [2018-2022] country strategy with Ethiopia in December to help promote democracy, fight poverty and create sustainable growth in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Karin Poulsen, on her part, underscored the attention given by the two governments immensely played a role to lay a solid foundation for the relations of Ethiopia and Denmark.
She also appreciated the transformation process being undertaken in Ethiopia in all fronts, according to Office of the President.