Premier Holds Teleconference with Leaders


Addis Ababa, April 4/2020( ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated that he had “good” teleconference yesterday with five African leaders and heads of international organizations as well as President Emmanuel Macron of France.

The teleconference was convened by leaders of South Africa, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Egypt, Zimbabwe, DRC and Kenya.  

Abiy wrote on his Facebook that Chairperson of African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom, and Africa Center for Disease Control Director Dr. John Nkengasong joined the discusssion.

“With updates on actions taken and the challenges the continent faces, we also discussed the need for collective leadership to circumvent the adverse effects of the COVID19 crisis,” he added.

According to him, “a coordinated African approach is critical as we pursue economic responses with global partners.”

The premier appreciated French President Emmanuel Macron for joining the teleconference and “continuing to be a champion for Africa in these challenging times.”