Convened by President Cyril Ramaphosa, leaders of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Egypt, Zimbabwe, DRC and Kenya held teleconference yesterday.
African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom, and Director of the Africa Center for Disease Control, Dr. John Nkengasong, also attended the discussion.
After the discussion, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter “with updates on actions taken and challenges the continent faces, we also discussed the need for collective leadership to circumvent the adverse effects of the COVID19 crisis.”
“A coordinated African approach is critical as we pursue economic responses with global partners,” he added.
The Prime Minister also extended his gratitude to French President Emmanuel Macron, for joining “our call, for continuing to be a champion for Africa in these challenging times.”