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French Finance Minister to visit Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, July 19, 2019 (FBC) – France’s Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire is set to arrive in Addis Ababa on Monday for a working visit to Ethiopia.

The Minister is expected to meet with senior government officials to foster and diversify economic ties between the two countries, according to ENA.

Bruno Le Maire will be welcomed by top management of the Ethiopian Airlines Group and expected to visit the airlines on same day.

On March 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron has paid a visit to Ethiopia and signed numerous cooperation accords including air cooperation and joint operations, and opportunities for training and equipment purchases.

Moreover, Ethiopia and France agreed on military cooperation accord, a deal which includes helping Ethiopia build a navy.