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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Ethiopia

Justin Trudeau’s visit to Ethiopia was among agenda item during the discussion between Ethiopian President Sahlework Zewde and Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Justin Trudeau (Left) and Abiy Ahmed (right) Photo credit : Social Media

January 21, 2020

Ethiopian President Sahlework Zewde received on Tuesday at the National Palace in the capital Addis Ababa Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Oliphant.

The office of the president said in an update shared on social media that bilateral matters on trade, development, peace, and security were discussed. As well, the presidents’ office disclosed that “gender issue” is one of the areas where there will be cooperation but it is unclear what exactly about gender.

According to Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), President SahleWork Zewde and Robert Oliphan have discussed Prime Minister’s Justin Trudeau’s visit to Ethiopia this year.

Details are undisclosed, however. Canadian business delegation will be visiting Ethiopia next month.

Justin Trudeau expressed his intention to visit Ethiopia in 2018 when he had a phone conversation with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed soon after the latter introduced gender balance cabinet.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries was established in 1965. Canada has a range of development programs in Ethiopia.

The two countries have trade relations although the volume of trade is does not seem to be not as much as the two countries want to it be, and there is a desire to enhance it on both sides.

Based on information from the Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia website, the volume of trade between the two countries seems to be growing. In 2018, a total of over $170 million worth of merchandise was traded. While Ethiopia’s import during the year was $130 million, export to Canada was $40 million.

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  1. Subject: “Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Ethiopia” borkena, January 21, 2020

    Commentary, 21 Jan 2020
    What a wonderful refreshing news!!! Two young dynamic ‘minds’ are meeting for the benefit of the two respective people. Personally, I am an admirer of the Father Trudeau; he was a dynamic prime minister, as he himself attested to a journalist in an unforgettable answer>>>j”just watch me”<<< The intellectual Trudeau was, above all, down to earth Human Being and a friend of the people, regardless of race, religion….. He was a unique person.

    I am happy that the two young Prime Ministers are exploring the relationship, between the two countries for the benefit of the people in both countries. Canadians are not new to Ethiopia. Canadians were part of foreign entities when Ethiopia embarked upon the field of modern education etc

    I sincerely hope that the two YOUNG LEADERS will succeed in their venture into the field of socioeconomic for the benefit of both countries. I have no doubt that they will succeed — after all, YOUNG MIND is a catalyst to healthy development for the benefit of the ordinary people, as opposed to self aggrandizement like Emperors and illiterate (as well as literate) Dictators. We Africans have seen them ALL and existed (not living) — and still existing — under their boots. THE END

  2. Weyine tadiilen be zemene Colonel Abiy PM Mr Trudeau limeta now; Enquwan dessalen ye abiy , babyface top dog , degafiwoch yehonachu ager ena gidib chachoch !!

    Could the coming of this PM be fortunate event that could transform the future of ethiopia as nation ?

    I hope not. But it is just because we idiolize westerners and demean and belittle your fellow ethiopians.

    try to scrutinize this bad attitude.There are many ethiopians , like me who believe all nechachiba, westerners are best thinkers, innovators, technology nerds etc HOwever, the reality is they work cooperatively , encourage creativity for the sake of thier common good, benefit of thier country, no metete even if there still exist corruption in the developped nations;

    This is to say that we should work for our common good, respect oneanother , stop killing and poisioning hyperintelligent and hardworking people those of you who get pleasure from this evil act etc etc etc .

    I remember reading a book underlining the fcat that US was made great and most developped country by few people , although every single man work for the benefit and advancement of his or her nation.Not all whitemen are smart or innovators , I met people who are highschool dropouts .

    In the United States, the illiteracy rate has not changed in the past 10 years. According to the US Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, the following statistics outline the state of literacy in the United States.

    1. 32 million adults can not read in the United States equal to 14% of the population.
    2. 21% of US adults read below the 5th grade level.
    3. 19% of high school graduates can not read.
    4. 85% of juveniles who interact with the juvenile court system are considered functionally illiterate.
    5. 70% of inmates in America’s prisons can not read above the fourth grade level.

  3. Abiye…Making Ethiopia Great Again.

    Respect, you’re right..if only we respect one another..our prosperity will go a long way. But,our poverty got the best of us…See what happened in just less than two years….from almost no body, to Nobel prize. The world is watching Ethiopia…with intense curiosity and interest. Let’s you and I also do something…


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