Ethiopian prime minister abiy unexpected message for press conference


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Ethiopian prime minister abiy unexpected message for press conference Conflict prevention and conflict resolution are working in Africa and the combined efforts of the UN and AU has played significant role, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. In a press conference he held at the AU Head Quarters today, Guterres said “now are seeing in Africa that conflicts can be resolved and that conflicts can be avoided.” He pointed out that Africa is a continent of hope and opportunity though there are problems and unsolved situations in the continent. The meaningful change in South Sudan, Central Africa peace agreement, cease fire agreement in Libya are among the changes in conflict resolution, the Secretary General elaborated. “Conflict prevention and conflict resolution are working in Africa and I believe that the combination of efforts of the AU and UN has been a very important instrument,” Guterres underscored. Thus, he said multilateralism is proven to be useful in today as well. Moreover, he pointed out that Africa has enormous opportunity for investment, economic growth and it is necessary for Africa to benefit from the solidarity and partnership of the international community. He urged the African leaders to commit themselves towards mitigating climate change and further deepen the cooperation between AU and UN.

Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world’s most strategic waterways. After Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo hosted Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed for a meeting at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the two leaders issued a joint statement of pledges to cooperate on everything from the development of infrastructure including roads linking the two countries to expanding visa services to promote cultural exchanges. The statement did not elaborate on which ports the two countries would develop. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The leaders further agreed to invest in logistics and service provision specially to leading ports in the continent that can serve both the Indian ocean and the Red Sea. Ethiopia’s thirst for access to the sea The Horn of Africa’s Red Sea coastline extending north of Somalia through Djibouti and Eritrea toward the critical Suez Canal is already dotted with ports owned or run by countries locked in a regional struggle: the United Arab Emirates and its ally Saudi Arabia on one side, and Turkey which backs Qatar on the

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