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Dr Tedros meets with FIFA President

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, has met with the newly elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino at his offices today (March 24, 2016). Dr. Tedros thanked Mr. Infantino for focusing on Africa, and particularly on South Sudan and Ethiopia for his first official visit as head of FIFA.Dr. Tedros also appreciated Mr. Infantino's commitment to support African and Ethiopian football. He further stated the need to use football as a mechanism to promote peace.Mr Infantino, on his part, reiterated his commitment to work for the development of African football.He also noted the importance of working on youth to develop football in the continent & in Ethiopia,Mr Gianni Infantino visit to Ethiopia is his first as president of FIFA and is his second stop in Africa after South Sudan. During his stay in Ethiopia, Mr. Infantino held talks with H.E Redwan Hussein, Minister of Youth & Sports and Mr. Juneydi Basha, President of Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), and also visited the Ethiopian sports academy.

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