Ambassador Meles Alem, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaking to the reporters on Oct 13, 2022.

Tana Forum: African Leaders to Discuss ‘Managing Security Threats’

ADDIS ABABA – The annual Tana High-Level Forum is set to be held under the theme ‘Managing Security Threats: Building Resilience for the Africa We Want’ this week.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Forum set to be held for three days in Bahadar City starting on October 14, 2022.

At least three heads of state along with several former heads of government will attend the forum, said Ambassador Meles Alem, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a press briefing today

Influential Africans, heads of continental institutions, security and safety scholars, as well as representatives of the private sector, civil institutions, and development partners, will also participate in the discussions.

The main agenda of the forum will cover various topics including creating peace and security and the role of citizens beyond the government’s role.

The discussions will also deliberate on increasing the economic and social benefits of the community and creating resilience to conflict, according to the spokesman.

Green Legacy promotion –

During the biweekly briefing, Ambassador Meles also talked about the Green Legacy Initiative that the Ethiopian youth are promoting in some African countries.

On Wednesday, the youth from different parts of the country began their East African tour that will cover South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Rwanda, and Kenya.

Ambassador Meles, the youth will participate in the planting of seedlings during their tour.

At the farewell event, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister Demeke Mokennen forwarded a message stating that Ethiopia is doing exemplary work for Africa in the field of green development.

In addition to seedling planting, there will be a discussion panel among the youths, Meles said.

The African Youth Future Leaders Summit will be held in Addis Ababa when the tour is over at the end of October.