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Addis Ababa, July 22, 2019 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today received at his office Minister of the Economy and Finance of the French.

The two discussed the continued strengthening of economic cooperation between Ethiopia and France, according to office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. LeMaire conveyed France’s appreciation of steps being taken by Ethiopia, particularly to increase competitiveness and business conduciveness and confirmed Ethiopia as an investment destination for France.

The two ended their meeting by planting seedlings.

The French Minister also met with Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide.

They agreed to deepen economic relations and to strengthen cooperation between French and Ethiopian companies.

Early this morning, the French Minister held discussion with Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, on bilateral partnership issues on the aviation sector.

Mr. Le Maire arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a working visit today.