UN chief affirms full support for national initiatives, post-conflict recovery programs in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, May 6, 2023 (FBC) – State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mesganu Arga, welcomed and held a productive meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his transit at Bole airport.
The State Minister appreciated his role and the continued support of the UN for Ethiopia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen the partnership between the UN and Ethiopia to support the post-conflict recovery initiatives of the Government.
The State Minister briefed the UN chief about the progress of the Pretoria Peace Deal.
He expressed the unwavering commitment of the Ethiopian Government to consolidate peace and accelerate recovery efforts, stressing the importance of supporting national efforts.
The UN Secretary General expressed his delight that Ethiopia has solved the northern conflict and is making progress, emphasizing peace and stability in Ethiopia has positive implications for the entire region, as Ethiopia has a “central role in the region.”
Expressing “full support” for national initiatives to consolidate peace and implement post-conflict recovery programs,
Antonio Guterres said he “cherishes” the partnership with Ethiopia.
While concluding their meeting, the two dignitaries also exchanged views on the current situation in the Sudan, as per the Ministry.