Solving Africa’s problems by Africans the right direction for sustainable solutions: State Minister
Addis Ababa, October 31, 2022 (FBC) – Solving Africa’s problems by Africans is the right direction for sustainable solutions, said Tesfaye Yilma, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
On the second day of the African Youth Conference, which is taking place at the headquarters of the AU in Addis Ababa, young African representatives have discussed range of topics.
State Minister Tesfaye Yilma stated that Africans can contribute significantly to advancing security and upholding peace.
He encouraged the continent’s future leaders to strengthen their ties with one another and work toward common goals.
The best way to provide durable solutions, according to the State Minister during the discussion, is for African problems to be solved by Africans.
He underscored that the system by which the African continent should be represented on the UN Security Council needs to be reviewed.
Mr. Zadig Abreha, Minister of Democracy System Building Center at the Prime Minister’s Office, gave a presentation on the idea and history of pan-Africanism during the discussion.
Mohammad Idris (PhD), Director General of the Ethiopian Diaspora Service, indicated that the only way to address Africa’s political, economic, and social issues is for Africans to draw on their own indigenous knowledge.
Based on the presentations, the youth participants discussed their role in relation to the existing opportunities and prospects for their engagement, as per MFA Ethiopia.