Visit of Mr Bernard Kouchner to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, July 26, 2007)
Foreign and European Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner will go to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 26.
The visit will start at African Union headquarters with a meeting with AU Commission President Alpha Oumar Konare. Pursuant to the ministerial meeting of the enlarged contact group on in Paris on June 25, the minister will present President Konare with a report on the efforts of France and the European Union to resolve the crisis in Darfur, and will look with him for ways to strengthen the already close cooperation between France and the AU on this issue. The aim will be to prepare with President Konare for the upcoming ministerial meeting of the enlarged contact group in New York at the end of September. Other African issues will also be addressed.
The minister will then meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for exchanges on bilateral relations and the regional issues.