Canadian prime minister visits Ethiopia for African Union summit

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center-left, is accompanied by Samrawit Moges, left, Founder and Co-Director of Travel Ethiopia, and Mary Ng, center, Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, as they arrive at the Yod Abyssinia traditional restaurant for a meeting with Ethiopian women entrepreneurs, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

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UPDATED 7:42 AM PT — Monday, February 10, 2020

Canada’s prime minister recently visited Ethiopia as part of his administration’s effort to boost trade between the two countries. On Sunday, Justin Trudeau met with the president of Ethiopia as well as female entrepreneurs who shared ideas of bringing foreign currency into the country.

Prime Minister Trudeau pointed out that Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. He then proposed an investment of $10 million to help empower African women.

“The (Ethiopian) president and I are on the same page, we want to grow our economies while protecting our environment,” he stated. “We want women and girls to have the same opportunities as men and boys, and we want to trade more in a way that benefits our citizens.”

According to reports, Trudeau’s travels come as he seeks support for a United Nations Security Council seat later this year.

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