Italy to Finance First Phase of Massawa-Addis Ababa Railway Project

Italy to Finance First Phase of Massawa-Addis Ababa Railway Project

21 Jan 2019 – (EP) Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with his Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, in Rome today.

In a press conference after the meeting, Prime Minister Dr Abiy said “I had a productive discussion with international agencies and the Government of Italy.”

“The comprehensive discussion which I had with Giuseppe Conte in particular was important to take the bilateral relationship between the two nations to the next level,” he said

PM Dr Abiy appreciated Italy’s decision to finance the first phase of study of the planned railway line project linking the Eritrean port of Massawa with the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

#Italy also agreed to support Ethiopia’s projects to tackle food insecurity of school-aged children and rehabilitate Ethiopian soldiers who returned from Ethio-Eritrea border following the agreement inked between the two nations.

The Prime Minister also called for enhanced cooperation between Ethiopia and Italy in the areas of development, peace, and tourism.
Source: FBC (Fana Broadcasting Corporate S.C.)

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