Minister Jan Kohout accomplished an official visit to Ethiopia
11.03.2010 / 14:15
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout accomplished an official visit to Ethiopia on March 9 and 10. Minister Kohout perceived the visit as an affirmation of longtime friendly relations between both countries.
Jan Kohout met Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Seyoum Mesfin and president Girma Wolde-Giorgis. Minister Kohout was accompanied by a large group of Czech businessmen. He supported economic interests of the Czech Republic and attended a signing of a Memorandum on mutual understanding between the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.
Minister Kohout discussed issues of Africa including relations with the EU with the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Jean Ping too. Minister visited a development project focused on education of Ethiopian teachers which financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and realized by a Czech non-governmental organization People in Need. It is assumed that Ethiopia will be a focal point of foreign development cooperation of the Czech Republic even in future.