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PoliticsUN Chief urges Ethiopia to replicate mediation success

UN Chief urges Ethiopia to replicate mediation success

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gueterres has urged Ethiopia to repeat its successes in the mediation efforts it has achieved in Sudan’s political crisis, towards South Sudan as well.

President Sahle-work Zewdie, returning to the UN Headquarters where she has worked for three decades, has held several bilateral and multilateral talks on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), focusing on bilateral and regional issues.

According to the information The Reporter has obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Secretary General, speaking on the occasion, has voiced his appreciation of the reforms currently underway in Ethiopia, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s successful mediation in Sudan. He emphasized the need to pursue the same with South Sudan.

President Sahle-Work in her part has highlighted the successes of the political, legal and economic reforms taking place in Ethiopia over the past year and a half. She reiterated her government’s commitment to support the peace process in South Sudan and the peaceful settlement of the situation between Eritrea and Djibouti.

Furthermore, the President has expressed her happiness at the opportunity to re-engage with the UN in her capacity as a Head of State. In addition, she promised to positively consider the Secretary General’s invitation to join his Circle of Leadership on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Similarly, the president also participated in Wednesday’s Climate Action Summit, where she announced a major coalition initiative on Energy Access that Ethiopia was leading.

In addition to President Sahlework, the Ethiopian Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission, Fekadu Beyene (Prof.), has delivered a remark at the opening of the Energy Transition Coalition weekend of the Climate Action Summit.

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