Milestones

19 November 2019

Establishment of the Cooperation

On Nov 19, 2019, the Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, H.E. Peter Altmaier, signed a declaration of intent between the two governments. This marked the establishment of the project-based energy cooperation.

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Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister, H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele (left) and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Minister H.E. Peter Altmaier (right) signing of the letter of intent. © BMWi/GIZ
19 November 2019

Ethiopia Electric Power and Voith has signed a comprehensive service and operations contract

Support the rehabilitation of existing large hydropower stations in Ethiopia in cooperation with the German private sector expertise.

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H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele (left), Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy and Mark Claessen (right), Managing Director Voith Hydro East Africa. In the attendance of H.E. Peter Altmaier (centre), German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy.
17 June 2019

German delegation attended the first Ethiopian Water and Energy week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy (MoWIE) is organised the first Ethiopia Water and Energy Week (EWEW) from June 17-20, 2019 in Addis Ababa with the theme of “Transformation of Water and Energy sector for Ethiopia's New Horizon of Hope”.

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German-Ethiopian Energy cooperation negotiation during the first Ethiopian Water and Energy Week on 17 Juen 2020 in Addis Ababa from Left to right negotiation H.E. Dr. Frehiwot Woldehanna, State Minister, MoWIE H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele, Minister, MoWIE, H.E. Brita Wagener, German Ambassador to Ethiopia H.E. Mr. Thorsten Herdan, Director-General, BMWi
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