President Sahlework Zewde met with Justin Trudeau

As Sahlework Zewde expresses interest for stronger economic tie with Canada, Justin Trudeau pledged Canada’s continued support to the reform process in Ethiopia

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President Sahlework Zewde having conversation with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo credit : Office of the President, Ethiopia

borkena
June 5, 2019

Ethiopia’s first women president Sahlework Zewde met with Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday in Vancouver, where Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference is underway.

They met on the sidelines of the conference.

The two leaders discussed bilateral ties between Ethiopia and Canada, Office of the President of Ethiopia disclosed on its social media page.

Sahlework reportedly told Justin Trudeau that Canada has been Ethiopia’s strong partner even under difficult circumstances.  She added that the two countries can work together in a range of areas and that Ethiopia is determined to strengthen the economic tie with Canada.

Justin Trudeau expressed his appreciation of Ethiopia’s effort to move towards a better path under difficult conditions and reaffirmed that Canada will continue to support the reform process.

On June 3, Sahlework met with President and CEO of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen. She congratulated her for high turnout for the conference and expressed Ethiopia’s keenness to work with Women Deliver to promote the causes of women in Africa and globally, as disclosed by the Presidents’ office.

As well, Sahlework met with Julia Gillard, former Australian President and Chair of Global Institute for Women’s leadership.  She is the first Ethiopian leader to be in Vancouver in about half a century, according to information from her office.

In her first day in Vancouver, the Charismatic Ethiopian President met with Ethiopians and Ethiopian- Canadians in Vancouver area. She told Ethiopians to strengthen unity and build Ethiopia.

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President Sahlework Zewde posing for picture with some Ethiopians living in Vancouver area. Photo credit : Office of the President, Ethiopia

Women Deliver 2019 conference is concluding tomorrow.  It is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of women and girls.  Over 6,000 world leaders, activists, parliamentarians, celebrities, journalists and young people attended the conference, according to organizers.



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2 Responses to "President Sahlework Zewde met with Justin Trudeau"

  1. Dejach   June 7, 2019 at 8:07 am

    The habit of Infrastructure development is the most important habit Ethiopia or East Africa as a whole can learn from Canada.

    Unlike the Sudanese government where Khartoum is expected to be the 6th largest city in the world by the year 2100 with the population growth reaching up to 56 millions residents, the government of Ethiopia is aware Addis Ababa will be the 20th largest city in the world with a population of 35 millions residents by the year 2100. That’s why the Ethiopian government is currently working to build infrastructures in Addis Ababa. Even South Africa is developing Addis Ababa’s infrastructures so people don’t migrate to South Africa from Addis Ababa in search of infrastructures . Currently the foundation is being laid to build infrastructures that sustain the 242 millions of Ethiopians that call Ethiopia their home by the year 2100, only within eighty and a half years from now.

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  2. Dejach   June 7, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    The habit of Infrastructure development is the most important habit that need to be developed for Oromia Ethiopia .OLF could play big role in this since OLF got many skilled manpower that could contribute a lot with their unlimited knowledges and experience in building Infrastructures. It was noted that derg’s Defense Construction Organization manager named General Tadesse told METEC to bring back OLF fighters from Eritrea before even thinking of starting the Abay GERD dam construction project since General Tadesse The ex manager of Derg’s Defense Construction Organization knew OLF were skilled manpower.

    the DERG’s Defense emgineer maanager that is before it became METEC always said OLF was the brain for Ethiopias emgineering.

    Unlike the Sudanese government where the city of Khartoum is expected to reach growth of being the 6th largest city in the world by the year 2100 with Khartoum’s population growth reaching up to 56 millions residents, the government of Ethiopia is aware Addis Ababa will be the 20th largest city in the world with a population of 35 millions residents by the year 2100. That’s why the Ethiopian government is currently working to build infrastructures in Addis Ababa. Even South Africa is developing Addis Ababa’s infrastructures so people don’t migrate to South Africa from Addis Ababa in search of infrastructures . Currently the foundation is being laid to build infrastructures that sustain the 242 millions of Ethiopians that call Ethiopia their home by the year 2100, within eighty years and a half years from now.

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