Ethiopia Renews Commitment to LAPSSET Corridor Project
Addis Ababa, March 24, 2021 (FBC) – During a virtual committee meeting on the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Corridor Project today, the government of Ethiopia has renewed its commitment to the fruition of the LAPSSET Corridor Project.
In his opening remarks on the virtual meeting, Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, Meles Alem reiterated the fact that his country has an unwavering commitment to the completion and operation of the grand regional integration project, LAPSSET.
He noted, the completion of the Project will further deepen people-to-people ties among Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan, especially along the common borders. He added, the LAPSSET will also serve as a springboard to pacify the Horn of Africa region.
According to Embassy of Ethiopia in Kenya, Ambassador Meles also commended the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union High Representative for infrastructure development for their continued support towards its realization.
It is to be recalled that Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed made an official visit to Lamu Port and the Moyale One-Stop-Border-Post in December 2020, actively demonstrating Ethiopia undivided pledge to the Project.