Ethiopia, Norway FMs Call for Joint Approach to Fight COVID-19 (April 3, 2020)

Gedu Andargachew, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia held a phone discussion with his Norwegian counterpart, Ine Eriksen Soreide, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gedu briefed the Norwegian Foreign Minister about measures taken by Ethiopia to fight COVID-19.

Citing the recent virtual Summit of the IGAD member states convened to deliberate on a regional IGAD strategy to combat the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), Gedu underscored the need to take a joint approach to curtail the effects of the virus.

Ine Eriksen Soreide thanked Gedu for the condolences he offered on the unfortunate loss of lives in Norway due to the virus.

She noted the importance of cooperation at this critical time appreciating IGAD’s initiative and explained how the Nordic countries also are joining forces to fight the pandemic.

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