Canadian Prime Minister to visit Ethiopia, Senegal and Germany

1 February 2020 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Ethiopia, Senegal and Germany from 16 February to 14 February, his office announced Saturday.

This tour is part of Canada’s efforts to strengthen its relations with African countries, in the context of its campaign for a seat on the Security Council.

Trudeau will go first to Addis Ababa, where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Abyei Ahmed and the President of the country, as well as meet several officials within the framework of the thirty-third summit of the African Union hosted by the Ethiopian capital.

In Senegal, Trudeau will meet President Macky Sall and “take part in a series of activities aimed at strengthening the ties that already link the two Francophone countries.”

Trudeau ends his tour in Germany as he participates in the Munich Security Conference.

“Throughout our campaign to obtain a seat on the Security Council, we will continue to present our priorities on the international scene,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement, stressing that the visits will focus on “economic prosperity, climate change, democracy and gender equality.”

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