Posted by: ecadforum
November 12, 2016
Minister Dion visits Ethiopia and underscores support for engagement of all Ethiopians in an inclusive democratic process
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Global Affairs Canada — The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday visited Addis Ababa to build on Canada’s relationship with Ethiopia, an important partner in the region. Ethiopia is the final stop of the Minister’s visit to Africa, which also included Nigeria and Kenya.
During his visit, the Minister reiterated his concerns over the deaths and violence arising from the recent unrest, particularly in the Oromia and Amhara regions, and underscored his support for all Ethiopians to engage in a peaceful and inclusive dialogue.
Minister Dion had a meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in which they discussed the current state of emergency and the critical importance of undertaking timely and meaningful reforms for the benefit of all Ethiopians—particularly its youth—in …
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