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Ethiopia – Election of Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister (September 24, 2012)

France welcomes the election, on Friday, September 21, of Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and that of Demeke Mekonnen as deputy prime minister.

France congratulates the Ethiopian government for having conducted the constitutional transition of power under the best possible conditions.

France is keen to continue and strengthen its political dialogue with the Ethiopian authorities as well as the partnership ties that unite our two countries. France and Ethiopia must take a leading role together in areas of common interest such as development, democracy and regional security.

We wish Hailemariam Desalegn and Demeke Mekonnen every success in their mission to serve Ethiopia, the Ethiopian people and the African continent.


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