DPM & FM Demeke Confers with UNICEF, OCHA Heads

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, conferred with Catherine Russel, Executive Director of UNICEF, and Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency.

On the margins of the UNGA78 in New York, Demeke briefed Russell and Griffiths about the ongoing development in the country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He said Ethiopia has a firm commitment to implementing the Pretoria Peace Agreement and accelerating post-conflict recovery and reconstruction measures.

The deputy prime minister and foreign minister also praised UNICEF for its support of Ethiopian children in the education and health sectors.

Martin Griffiths also told Demeke that it is important to continue and revamp suspended humanitarian support in Ethiopia.

Both UN agency heads expressed the desire of both institutions to continue cooperating in post-conflict peacebuilding.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency