President Mulatu meets with President of UNGA

Addis Ababa, March 1, 2018 (FBC) –President Mulatu Teshome yesterday met with the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Miroslav Lajčák, here at the National Palace.

Lajčák on the occasion praised Ethiopia’s support for UN agendas, especially in global peace efforts and to maintain security, by deploying even women peacekeepers, which according to him could be a model for other countries.

Ethiopia, which is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has been playing a vital role on peace and security issues, in letting African voice be heard at the Council and supporting UN reform agendas, he added.

President Mulatu Teshome for his part said that Ethiopia has been taking part in global peace and security missions since 1950 and is also ready to rally alongside the Organization and fulfill its responsibilities.

In a related development, Lajčák also met with Ethiopia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu today.

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During the meeting, they exchanged views on conflict prevention, developments in the Horn of Africa, poverty as a security threat, opportunities for youth, migration and UNSC reform.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat