Gov’t Extends Gratitude to Stakeholders for Efforts Exerted to Successfully Conduct AU Summit

The government of Ethiopia expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for their respective efforts for the successful conduct of the 36th Ordinary Sessions of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government and the 42nd Executive Council of the African Union held in Addis Ababa.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonen hosted a recognition program upon the successful completion of the Summit held in Addis Ababa from the 18- 19th of February 2023.

During the occasion, Demeke said Ethiopia has always been successful in hosting AU Summits since the founding of the OAU due to the concerted efforts of all stakeholders.

He expressed the gratitude of the Government of Ethiopia to all stakeholders involved for their respective relentless efforts.

Demeke noted, Ethiopia is known for espousing Pan-African ideals even prior to the formation of the OAU.

As a nation, he added that we have the capacity and wisdom to make a better future in Ethiopia and that we need to anchor sources of our national pride including having a culture of successfully hosting multilateral fora such as this one.

“We all have the capacity and the wisdom to continue to strengthen our line of success with our own brands and others in our country, solving the challenges of our times and changes with maturity,” the minister said.

It is necessary to cooperate more and work for excellence in order to make this great country, and beloved city stand out as the world's capital, he added.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Birtukan Ayano presented a brief report on the major activities both at the Federal Government and Addis Ababa City Administration levels as part of the national committee.

She appreciated all stakeholders and individuals who participated in the successful completion of the summit.

A certificate of recognition was also awarded to the stakeholders for playing key roles in the success of the meeting.

During the occasion, the Ethiopian national rescue team that travelled to Türkiye to assist in the rescue efforts in the aftermath of the recent catastrophic earthquake was also awarded certificate of recognition.

The recognition program was graced by ministers, other high ranking government officials and invited guests.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency