Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held phone conversation with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The discussion focused on the need for collective leadership to overcome the impact of coronavirus (COVID19) together, according to a twitter post by the Prime Minister
“We agreed that withstanding the economic damages that the pandemic introduces requires the support of G20, World Bank and IMF for Africa,” he added.
The Prime Minister held phone talks with a number of leaders on ways to mobilize support for Africa’s fight against the virus.
The number of confirmed cases around the world is now nearing 860,000, with more than 42,000 deaths.
UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that the current coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since World War Two.
He said it could bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past”.