Migration and Global Goals high on agenda for Ploumen’s trip to Malawi and Ethiopia

On Tuesday 1 March the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, will begin a four-day working visit to Malawi and Ethiopia.

On arrival in Lilongwe, Malawi, she will attend the ministerial meeting of the steering committee of the Global Partnership for effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). The GPEDC discusses how to improve development cooperation and examines how public bodies, businesses, civil society organisations and philanthropists can collaborate more effectively in order to achieve the UN’s Global Goals by 2030. The minister co-chairs the GPEDC’s steering committee together with her colleagues from Mexico and Malawi.

On Wednesday Ms Ploumen will travel to Ethiopia, where she will visit the Hitsats refugee camp on Thursday. That same day, she will also pay a visit to the Endabaguna reception centre for Eritrean refugees in northern Ethiopia. On Friday the minister will conclude her visit by discussing migration with a number of representatives from the Ethiopian government.