Deputy PM & FM Demeke Confers with UN Undersecretary-General


Addis Ababa, July 17/2021(ENA)Deputy Prime Minister and International Minister, Demeke Mekonnen has met on Friday with the UN Undersecretary-Normal for the Division of operational assist, Atual Khare on the function of Ethiopia`s peacekeeping mission within the UN.

In the course of the assembly, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed the optimistic function of the Ethiopian peacekeeping power within the UN and highlighted the longstanding historical past of Ethiopia’s peacekeeping mission within the UN.

The Deputy Prime Minister additionally stated the United Nations Interim Safety Pressure for Abyei (UNISFA) has been enjoying a really constructive function in sustaining peace and stability in Abyei, though confronted with numerous challenges.

Demeke has additionally expressed Ethiopia’s disappointment on the latest letter despatched by senator MANDEZ to UNSG that failed to acknowledge the contribution of the Ethiopian peacekeeping forces who’re serving to take care of peace and safety.

He assured the Secretary-Normal of the continued assist of Ethiopia to the UN whereas Atual on his half, appreciated the function of Ethiopia within the UN peacekeeping mission, in response to the assertion from MoFA.

He additionally exchanged views on the function of the UN division of operational assist with regard to peacekeeping forces in Somalia (AMISOM), and the phasing out of comparable forces in Darfur (UNAMID), Abiye (UNESFA), and South Sudan (UNMISS).


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