Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen Welcomes to his office new AU Commission Deputy Chairperson (April 9, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia received at his office the newly elected Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa.

At the onset, the Deputy Prime Minister congratulated her on the new assignment and affirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to support her in every way possible.

Speaking about the recently held negotiation in Kinshasa, Mr. Demeke said Ethiopia firmly believes in the capability of Africans to solve their problems by themselves.

Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa appreciated Ethiopia’s stance in this regard and reiterated that the AUC is committed to its mantra to “African Solutions to African Problems”.

Their discussion also included Mr. Demek’s briefing regarding the humanitarian situation in Tigray where commendable achievements have been registered so far.

The two sides also noted the alarmingly increasing #Covid19 cases and the Deputy Prime Minister assured Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa that Ethiopia would properly address quests to cooperate with AUC to vaccinate its staffers in Ethiopia.

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