Ethiopia’s Diplomacy Has Contributed Significantly to Africans, Black People, Says DPM & FM

Ethiopia's long diplomacy has not only benefitted itself but contributed significantly to Africans and black people at large, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen said. Speaking to the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) in connection with the Diplomacy Week that opened today, Demeke explained the success of Ethiopia's diplomatic activities that have contributed significantly to Africans and black people for centuries. Ethiopia was a member of the League of Nations as the only free African nation in an almost entirely colonized Africa and represented the black people, he recalled. This is a real testimony that Ethiopia's diplomacy has made a great contribution to Africans and other black people. Demeke noted that Ethiopia conducted foreign relations in ancient times through various ways and established Ministry of Foreign Affairs 116 years ago. According to him, the diplomacy of the country is inextricably linked to its national security and has brought tangible results to protect its interests. The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister stated that the Diplomacy Week is of paramount importance to draw lessons from the past and identify opportunities and challenges in the diplomatic sphere. Source: Ethiopian News Agency