Ottawa, Ontario - November 6, 2018

Yesterday, the Prime Minister spoke with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. Prime Minister Trudeau offered his congratulations on the ambitious program of reform Prime Minister Abiy has pursued, including his leadership on gender equality with the appointment of a gender-balanced Cabinet and of Ethiopia’s first female President and first president of the Supreme Court.

The Prime Ministers discussed regional peace-and-security issues, including the historic accord achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The Prime Minister offered his thanks for Prime Minister Abiy's role in resolving a longstanding consular case. The two leaders agreed to meet soon in person.