Germany in Ethiopia: Partner to the People

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On Wednesday, 21 July 2017, the Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy signed an agreement with the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed forces, pledging Germany’s support for the construction of a new accommodation building inside the newly established “Peace Support and Training Center”. The building will be set up within the next 2 – 3 years and will help the Ethiopian Ministry of Defence for running seminars in Peace keeping and Crisis management. 

This project is part of Germany’s efforts in strengthening the capacities of African states in managing crises on the continent independently from non-African forces. Whilst Germany contributes a grant of 1.87 million Euros, Ethiopian companies will be tasked with carrying out the actual works. The advisory group of the German Armed Forces, which is based in Addis Abeba, will supervise the construction and provide assistance to its Ethiopian partners on facility management.

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