UN, Gov’t of Ethiopia Will Work Together on Humanitarian and Development Issues

Addis Ababa, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen conferred with the UN Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia, Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov.

During the meeting, Ramiz said the UN Resident Coordinator’s office and Ethiopian Government will work together on humanitarian and development issues as partners.

He also lauded the Pretoria Peace Agreement touching up on its anniversary, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ramiz said that the key challenge remains to be the availability of finance for the humanitarian work but hoped to convince international partners to up their effort.

Demeke for his part appreciated the Resident Coordinator’s office and said the Office’s road map is promising.

He also expressed the achievements after the Pretoria peace agreement including but not limited to the establishment of the Tigray Interim Government, delisting of TPLF from the terrorist list, resuming federal budget to the region and so forth.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister also highlighted the work in progress regarding the Transitional Justice Mechanism and the All Inclusive National Dialogue.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency