The new leader of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen declared on Sunday that she would leave for the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, on Friday.
This will be her first excursion outside the EU. She will meet Nobel Peace Prize victor Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat, as per the Brussels Times.
"I chose to go to Africa for my first excursion outside the EU. I will go to Addis Ababa on Friday to meet African Union agent/Commission Chairperson/Moussa Faki, Nobel Peace Prize victor Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde, the main lady at the leader of an African nation," she reported during a meeting with Brussels press organizations on Sunday.
"I will be back in Brussels on Sunday," she included.
Von der Leyen took up her new position on Sunday, a month later than arranged. She got directly to work with a progression of phone calls to heads of G7 and G20 part nations.
She addressed the Chinese, South Korean, Indonesian, Australian and Turkish heads of state.
Von der Leyen will go to Madrid on Monday for COP25, where she will talk about her "Green Deal" for the EU, which she vowed to convey during the initial 100 days of her order.
"My stay in Madrid will be short. It will simply be a run-down of what we are arranging. Be that as it may, Madrid will be the dispatch of the Green Deal," she clarified.