PM Abiy In Rome For Italy-Africa Summit

Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has joined other African leaders at the Italy-Africa Summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. The conference is being held under the theme 'a bridge for a common growth'. During the two day summit, Italy's proposed 'Mattei Plan' for Africa will be discussed. Premier Giorgia Meloni said on Sunday, "The objective is to present to African countries our vision of development for Africa, which is the basis of the Mattei Plan," The agenda of the summit covers diverse areas of cooperation, including food security, culture, education, vocational training, energy security, economic and infrastructure development, as well as joint efforts against human trafficking and terrorism. The Mattei Plan is believed to create a new strategic partnership with African countries and address the root causes of irregular migration and beat smuggling gangs Source: Ethiopian News Agency