Ethiopian Premier under several spotlights at AU summit

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Photo : REUTERS

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Outgoing AU president Paul Kagame, his successor Al-Sisi and Commission Chairman Mahamat Faki were frontrunners of the summit but Ethiopian host and Premier Abiy Ahmed was equally outstanding.

But most importantly, the Ethiopian Premier held bilateral discussions with leaders of three African countries at the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.

They include talks with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo- Addo, and Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi today.

Other formal meetings besides those with the AU leadership and the respective heads of state, Ahmed was also in deep discussions with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Bank Group, the Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation and interestingly also with the boss of the FIFA were conspicuous.

Diplomatic sources told ADV that the leaders also discussed on a wide range of bilateral and regional mutual issues.

© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV) – Follow us on Twitter : @ADVinfo_eng