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Regional cooperation

Below, please find a short introduction to the embassy’s regional cooperation. In the menu to the left, more information about the engagement with African Regional Organisations, the African Peace Programme and the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund is available.

Besides the bilateral cooperation with accredited countries, The Embassy of Denmark in Addis Ababa is focusing on regional affairs. The embassy is accredited to a number of African regional organisations, most importantly the African Union (AU), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), as well as two of the Regional Economic Communities, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The embassy engages with these organisations both on the political level – i.e. by promoting Danish foreign policy priorities with the organisations and by informing Danish foreign policy decision makers on the regional African positions – and on the development side, i.e. by supporting the organisations’ work and capacities with the use of Danish development funds and other assistance.