France to help landlocked Ethiopia build a navy

Kwao Saa

Ethiopia and France signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday. The accord between both countries is the first in history.

The military agreement stipulates that France will help the landlocked country to build a navy.

Ethiopia and France signed the agreement during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Addis Ababa. The French leader is on a four-day visit to the Horn of Africa region. France is looking to work with countries in the region, and President Macron hopes to change his country’s colonial legacy.

“This unprecedented defense cooperation agreement provides a framework… and notably opens the way for France to assist in establishing an Ethiopian naval component.” Macron said while standing next to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. […] CONTINUE READING