Visit of Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: joint press briefing
On 18 April 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received the visit of Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian Prime Minister, in Brussels. On this occasion, they held a joint press briefing on the dialogue between EU and Ethiopia in the framework of article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement.
The EU wants to support prosperity in Ethiopia. The country is one of the largest beneficiaries of EU development cooperation support, details of which can be found in Ethiopia’s country strategy paper. Trade is also very important in EU-Ethiopia relations, and the EU also provides important humanitarian assistance to the country.