Visit of Mrs. Claudine Lepage
Mrs. Claudine LEPAGE, senator of French nationals living abroad, visited the French community in Ethiopia from January 18th to 21st, 2010. Mrs LEPAGE is among twelve senators that represent French citizens living abroad.
The aim of her visit was to meet the entirety of the French network in Ethiopia. In addition to the visits to the Alliance ethio-francaise and the Lycee Guebre Mariam, there were encounters with companies, NGOs and French associations. French nationals in Ethiopia who wished to meet her did so on an individual basis.
Apart from the visit to the public orphanage of Kechene, which benefits from French aid in the area of child protection, and of the EEPCO dispatching center (National Electric operator), where French companies such as AREVA, EDF and CUNIN were involved, Mrs. Lapage witnessed the official celebration of the Ethiopian orthodox epiphany (Timket) in Addis Ababa