Addis Ababa, May 11, 2017 (FBC) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Ethiopia’s effort in facilitating peaceful resolution of conflicts and weakening terrorism in the region has registered tangible results.
Spokesperson of MoFA, Meles Alem, today briefed media on the activities of the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations.
He said Ethiopia’s effort as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council in guaranteeing peace and security in the world, Africa and in Horn of Africa in particular has registered concrete results.
Ethiopia has made key contributions in voicing its own and that of Africa and the world interest on the sessions of the Security Council on pertaining global political and economic changes which had drawn its attention in the past four months since Ethiopia’s membership.
Up on its selection as non-permanent member, the three key goals Ethiopia has set to achieve in the council are defending national interests based on mutual accommodation and win-win outcome; working to guarantee the acceptance of endorsements by the African Union in the Security Council and work to guarantee peace and security in the world, Meles stated.
Briefing the media on the results achieved so far, the Spokesperson noted that Ethiopia kicked off its mission in the UNSC by bringing together the two African representatives Senegal and Egypt for better coordination and manifestation of Common stand.
In many closed and open sessions of the Council on South Sudan and the region, Ethiopia pressured the council to support efforts of IGAD in stabilizing the country.
Following this effort, the new Secretary General of the UN laid a coordination platform where IGAD, AU and UN could coordinate their efforts to address the situations in South Sudan.
Other achievements include acceptance of resolutions on the need for inclusive dialogue between opposing sides in South Sudan conflict than imposing sanctions and deployment of Regional Protection Force (RPF) under IGAD.
Ethiopia’s peace keeping endeavor’s under the auspices of AMISOM to ensure sustainable peace and stable government in Somalia is commended in the Council, Meles underscored.
Supports for peace keeping missions in Somalia were made possible with the support of the Council and the international community.
Also an acceptance by the Council was secured to deploy Monitoring Group in Eritrea to fully implement sanctions imposed on Eritrea by the United Nations.
Reiterating AU’s assertion that regional organizations should play leading role in resolving conflicts, Ethiopia is making calls to guarantee support for regional organizations to address conflicts’ in parts other than East Africa, Mr Meles noted.
The spokesperson, With regard to Syria crisis, said Ethiopia firmly stated its stand that the destruction of state institutions will help terrorists find excellent ground, thus their needs political solution where countries who are behind fighting groups come to peace dialogue under UN, and the need for Humanitarian Assistance to victims of the war.
With regard to the situation in the Korean Peninsula, Foreign Minister Dr Workneh Gebeyehu clearly stated dialogue between the international community and North Korea should continue to solve the stand of, Meles said.
Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations and a team in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Organizations Directorate General coordinates efforts to achieve results thereof.