Africa – the continent of the future

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 18th, 2012

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, who has been on a visit to Ethiopa, says Africa is the continent for the future, with great opportunities.


During his stay in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Eide had talks with Ethiopian leaders as well as leaders of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa.

In Eide’s talks with the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, the two exchanged views on the AU’s perspectives on Peace and Security in Africa for the coming years.

The discussion was held against the backdrop of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)/AU, to be marked next year, on 25 May 2013.

After meeting with Ethiopian leaders, Eide said Norway will continue a close cooperation with the Ethiopian regime.

This was Eide’s first visit to Africa as Foreign Minister. – This is a continent which has changed enormously over the last 10 years. It is a continent for the future, with lots of opportunities, also for Norwegian industry, if they grab that opportunity, the Norwegian Foreign Minister said.

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