Demeke, UN Special Envoy Discuss National, Regional Issues

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen held a discussion with Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, about national and regional issues.

The Deputy Prime Minister met with the visiting UN envoy in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement said Demeke briefed Tetteh about the current situations in Ethiopia and appreciated her efforts to support peace-building activities in the region during the meeting

In connection with that, the Deputy Prime Minister mentioned the confidence-building measures the federal government has been undertaking to ensure enduring peace in Ethiopia and strong social cohesion.

Demeke said the government is doing its level best to support people affected by human-made and natural disasters, further calling on the international community to extend support to people who need aid.

The Special Envoy lauded the peace-building steps taken by the government of Ethiopia and its commitment to avoid another wave of conflict, according to MoFA’s statement.

She also pledged to diligently work to ensure peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, further calling on the Ethiopian government for the necessary support for her efforts.

As a founding member of the UN, the Special Envoy said she would exert efforts to strengthen Ethiopia’s relationship with the Organization.