Europe day celebrated in Addis Ababa by the two EU Delegations
Together with numerous guests, Europe day was celebrated on 13th of May by the EU Delegations to Ethiopia and the African Union in Addis.
Ambassador Kobia and Ambassador Markussen emphasised the strategic EU relationship with the African Union and Ethiopia, in the presence respectively of the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union and the Ethiopian Minister of Finance.
The two ambassadors highlighted the relevance, more than ever, of R. Schuman’s declaration 72 years ago. They denounced in strong words the unprovoked and unjustified aggression by Russia against Ukraine, underlining the existential threat not only to Europe, but also to Africa and globally.
To mark the European year of Youth and the central role of young people in bilateral and continental programmes, young Ethiopian musicians performed throughout the reception, while a group of talented artists painted a mural in real time, joined by another crew that drew sketches and caricatures of the attendees.