President Sahle Work Zewde of Ethiopia meets renowned Hollywood actress and film maker Angelina Jolie in Addis Ababa on Sunday, the Office of the President said.
Arrived in Addis Ababa last Sunday, Angelina Jolie met the President at the National Palace and shared thoughts on development, refugees and women related issues. President Sahle-Work Zewde noted that the visit is timely and important as Ethiopia is going through an amazing transformation heralding a new chapter in all spheres. “Your coming to Addis Ababa will definitely contribute in changing the narrative not only about Ethiopia but also Africa,” said President Sahle-Work Zewde.
Angelina on her part stated that she was in Ethiopia to discuss refugees and to explore the opportunities to work on women and children, according to the report posted on the official facebook page of the Office of the President of Ethiopia with photograph. Angelina is in Ethiopia for a private trip with her children including the Ethiopian born Zahara. Angelina Jolie is also known for he humanitarian activities.
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress, who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the “Lara Croft” blockbuster movies.