Ethiopia/Eritrea: UAE discusses products pipeline

Issue 375 - 31 Aug 2018 | 1 minute read

The UAE has said it could build an oil pipeline between the Eritrean port of Assab and Addis Ababa in the latest sign of its growing involvement in the Horn of Africa. The proposal was announced on 10 August following talks in Addis Ababa between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and visiting Emirati state minister for international cooperation Reem Al-Hashimi. Ethiopia has been looking at ways to improve fuel supply, and has been holding talks with potential Asian investors on a 120,000 b/d refinery project to supply Ethiopia and the region.

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