Ethiopia Accomplished Grand Diplomatic Achievements in Reform Years, Says FM Taye

Addis Ababa, April 12/2024 (ENA) Ethiopia has registered grand diplomatic achievements over the last 6 years, Foreign Minister Taye Atske Selassie said today.

In his opening remark to a panel discussion organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the accomplishments gained during the reform years, FM Taye said Ethiopia has prevailed despite challenges.


According to him, Ethiopia still remains the regional power pool.

Through its efforts to ensure peace and security in neighboring countries, Ethiopia has played  unparalleled role in maintaining stability in the Horn of Africa region, the minister noted.

Joining BRICS was a remarkable achievement that will have paramount effect in uplifting the country’s diplomatic gains, the minister stated.

Furthermore, FM Taye pointed out that the Green Legacy Initiative spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was among the very commendable achievements in terms of climate change mitigation.

Had the over 32 billion trees planted through the initiative been monetized, it would have been  billions of USD worth investment on environmental protection, he emphasized.

The minister pointed out that political sovereignty is often eroded due to poverty, adding that Ethiopia has in this regard accelerated its journey to ensure food security through boosting production and productivity of dry season wheat.

Ethiopia is currently cultivating dry season wheat on 3 million hectares of land, and is expecting to harvest 120 million quintals.

FM Taye noted that this will eventually increase and break the chain of poverty and ensure food self-sufficiency.

Moreover, he stressed that the reform has enabled Ethiopia to ensure its development right with regard to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) through diplomacy. 





Ethiopian News Agency