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Thursday, June 8, 2023


    Italy will announce its Africa strategy in October, according to Meloni

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    After arriving in Addis Ababa for a two-day visit to Ethiopia, Premier Giorgia Meloni stated on Friday that her administration aims to unveil a strategy for Africa named after Eni founder Enrico Mattei in the fall.

    As she arrived at her hotel, she announced, “We are working on a number of initiatives regarding Africa.

    “Our Mattei concept might be presented at the upcoming autumnal Italy-Africa intergovernmental conference, which is held every two years.
    Since you cannot assume you know the best remedies without consulting those who are directly affected, we are cooperating with the African nations in the meantime.

    In order to lower the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, Meloni has been urging Europe to increase aid and forge closer ties with Africa.

    Meetings with Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and Ethiopian Premier Abiy Ahmed, who visited Rome in February, are on the schedule in Addis Abeba.

    Due to its location on the migration route from the Horn of Africa to North Africa and Europe, Italy views the “stability and integrity” of Ethiopia as a top priority for national interest.

    The nation is home to 4.2 million internally displaced people and 823,000 refugees. On Saturday, there will allegedly be a bilateral meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a separate meeting with representatives from Ethiopia and Somalia to discuss the humanitarian crisis and conflict in neighboring Somalia.

    Meloni will also pay a visit to the largest Italian school outside of the nation, the Galileo Galilei comprehensive school in the capital city of Ethiopia, before departing. (ANSA).

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