UN General Assembly calls Ethiopia to Support its Priority Agendas

President of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak, call for Ethiopia's support in the areas of peace, security, and prevention of migration.

President Mulatu Teshome has conferred yesterday with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak on the priority areas of the UN.

During his meeting with the President, Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly asked Ethiopia to help and support for the priority agendas of the 72th Session of United Nations General Assembly.

"Right now Ethiopia is among the member states of UN Security Council, so its voice is heard all over the system and all over the planet and I asked the president to help and support our priorities, which are peace and security, prevention of conflict migration and our ambition to adopt the first ever document dealing in migration issues by July this year," he explained.

Lajcak also praised Ethiopia for its active role playing as a member of the UN that is among the leading countries in providing peacekeepers for UN peacekeeping mission.

"Ethiopia is well known for being among the leading providers of security peacekeeping forces and is a global leader when it comes to women peacekeepers. So, Ethiopia is serving as such an example for other member states," he pointed out.

According to him, the two parties discussed on financing young people and the reform process taking place at the United Nations, including reforms in the UN Security Council.

President Mulatu Teshome said on his part Ethiopia has been a historical and active role player in priority agendas of the United Nations and it is committed to continue this role.

He also said that Ethiopia is playing a significant role in supporting the UN, especially hosting large number of refugees and treating as a family apart from providing peacekeeping forces.

On the other hand, President Mulatu Teshome has discussed with a delegation of South Korea World Vision group lead by the Dong-Yang Daily News CEO, Jo Cheol -Ho.

The president appreciated the contribution of South Korea's development support for Ethiopia through the programs of World Vision and call to sustain its support.

March 01/2018/ENA