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France and Ethiopia to cooperate in space and economic sectors

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Seven Franco-Ethiopian agreements were signed this week, dealing with space cooperation and economic cooperation.
Signing of Franco-Ethiopian cooperation agreements.
On the sidelines of the state visit to Ethiopia of the president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, one public and six private agreements were signed between the two governments:

1. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and the National Center for Space Studies on Cooperation on Space Activities.

2. Memorandum of Understanding between the Castel Group and the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) for the construction of the SOMDIAA maize processing plant.

3. Memorandum of Understanding between CMA CGM and the local MACCFA company for the creation of a joint venture.

4. Letter of intent between CMA CGM and Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) for the management of Modjo Dry Port.

5. Letter of intent between Meridiam, Global Infrastructure Hub and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance for the implementation of the Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP).

6. Memorandum of Understanding between the Canal + Group and Mr. TEODROS for the Implementation of a Distribution Agreement for the Commercialisation of a Pay-TV Offer.

7. Memorandum of understanding between Bolloré Africa Logistics and the local company CLS Logistics for the creation of a joint venture.

This ceremony took place in the presence and under the auspices of several French and Ethiopian ministers.
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