Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Looks At 50 Years of OAU/AU

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/African Union, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made comprehensive remarks at Chatham House in London on 13 May 2013.

One of the issues he highlighted was progress in Africa on democratic governance.  Foreign Minister Tedros commented that "as we chart the way forward, I believe there is a clear need to mobilize our efforts to consolidate peace and stability, deepen the roots of democratic governance and bring about structural transformation to sustain the growth momentum.  This is essentially the major focus of our short, medium and long term strategies." 

These are noble goals.  It is important that Ethiopia pursue them, especially the need to "deepen the roots of democratic governance." 

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