German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Addis Ababa today to pay an official visit to Ethiopia.
The government accompanied German high officials, investors, heads of institutions and a number of delegation members to Bole Airport.
When Schulz arrived at the Bole International Airport, he was received by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bertukan Ayano.
In the statement made by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem, regarding the visit of the the Chancellor, the visit is crucial to Ethiopia and Germany, which have historical and strong bilateral relations.
The visit of Olaf Scholz is meaningful in order to increase cooperation and improve mutual benefit, Ambassador Meles added.
Olaf Scholz of is expected to meet with President Sahlework Zewde, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Head of Tigray Region Interim Administration Getachew Reda and African Union Commission Chairman Musa Faki Mahamat.
The Chancellor will discuss on humanitarian aid, climate change, bilateral cooperation and solving regional problems such as the Sudan conflict in Ethiopia.
Olaf Scholz’s trip is his second trip to Africa after he took power and he will head to Kenya after Ethiopia’s visit.