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Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 (FBC) - Ethiopia and Zambia have signed  memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to strengthen cooperation in the areas of foreign affairs, commerce and communication.

Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 (FBC) - Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways, both members of Star Alliance, have entered into an expanded codeshare agreement, inked on October 01, 2016 and projected to be effective as of 2017 summer season.

Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 (FBC) - Following the worsening drought conditions in some parts of the country, the number of people requiring urgent humanitarian aid increased, said Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner of Disaster Risk Management Commission.

Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 (FBC) -President Mulatu Teshome and Peter Thompson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks on further speeding up concerted cooperation in areas of regional peace and security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Jubilee Palace today.

The discussions focused on strengthening partnership against peace and security challenges in the Horn of Africa region and moving forward with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the continent.

Peter Thompson’s visit is aimed at recognizing Ethiopia’s noteworthy contributions during the formulation of Goal 9 of the SDGs, which encompasses three important aspects of sustainable development; infrastructure, industrialization and innovation.

He praised Ethiopia for its significant role in the efforts of maintaining peace and stability in the horn of Africa region and for its leading and longstanding contribution to the United Nations’ Peacekeeping efforts.

Currently, he added, Ethiopia has embarked on implementing the Sustainable Development Agenda via its industrial development policies. He noted the Industrial Parks development going on in Ethiopia is a key mechanism towards fulfilling sustainable development needs of the Country.

He further commended Ethiopia’s active participation in the efforts to address peace and security challenges in the region.

Thompson was briefed on Ethiopia’s pro-active execution in aligning and mainstreaming the SGDs in its Growth and Transformation Plan II (GTP II).

He was also updated on Ethiopia’s firm cooperation with regional, continental as well as International Organizations, such as the UN, AU and IGAD.

Ethiopia’s commitment towards United Nations Goals and its unwavering stand towards collective security has also been emphasized.

Source: MoFA

Posted by Amare Asrat