French President Arrives in Lalibela for a Two-Day State Visit to Ethiopia

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President Emmanuel Macron Arrives in Lalibela for a Two-Day State Visit to Ethiopia

Horndiplomat-President Emmanuel Macron of France has arrived in the town of Lalibela this afternoon (March 12) for a two-day state visit to Ethiopia.

Upon arrival at Lalibela Airport, President Macron was warmly welcomed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and other high-level government officials.

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PM Abiy Ahmed and President Emmanuel Macron visited the Rock-Hewn churches of Lalibela this afternoon.

It is to be recalled that PM Abiy Ahmed secured a support pledge from the French Government in Oct 2018 that would go toward restoration of the Churches.

President Macron will also hold discussions with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde and  Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed on bilateral and regional issues of mutual benefit to the peoples of the two countries.

This is a developing story, Please check back at the Horndiplomat for Updates.

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