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Guterres commends Ethiopia’s reforms

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Addis Ababa, September 24, 2019 (FBC) – President Sahle-Work Zewde met with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President and Guterres held a bilateral meeting, said Ethiopia at the UN on Twitter.

During the talks, the Secretary General reaffirmed his appreciation for the reforms in Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s mediation in the Sudan.

Guterres also emphasized the need to pursue the same with South Sudan.

The Ethiopian President for her part highlighted the success of political, legal and economic reforms over the last year and a half.

She also reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to support the peace process in South Sudan and the peaceful settlement of the situation between Eritrea and Djibouti.

President Sahle-Work, a former member of senior UN leadership, expressed pleasure at re-engaging with the UN in her capacity as Head of State.

She further promised to positively consider the Secretary General’s invitation to join his circle of leadership on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.

President Sahle-Work also attended a consultative meeting on the peace and development of Africa, which was presided over by Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Ethiopian President has been participating in different events on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly