Africa becoming global pole for growth: PM Hailemariam

Africa becoming global pole for growth: PM Hailemariam
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Africa becoming global pole for growth: PM Hailemariam

Addis Ababa, January 21, 2016 (FBC) –Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn along with other African leaders, has taken part at the Africa’s Next Challenge Debate at the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos, Switzerland today.

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, including Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), participated at the debate panel.

“Africa is becoming a global pole for growth. It is a rising continent with challenges we can address together. The global economy is favoring us in many ways,” PM Hailemariam said.

“However, we can't hide that there is a big problem in good governance in Africa,” the Premier indicated. “But there are also opportunities,” he added.

In a related development, PM Hailemariam delivered a speech at a forum organized by World Food Program (WFP) on the sideline of the 46th annual meeting of WEF.

He said Ethiopia has begun implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in advance by integrating it with its second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II).

He further called on the international community to realize the pledges they made to support developing countries for the success of the goals.

SDGs are an intergovernmental set of aspiration with 17 goals and 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues.

These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.

Compiled and posted by Amare Asrat

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