The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Meles Alem, briefed the media today, on events that took place this last week and on the leaders who have confirmed to participate at the 37th Summit of the African Union.
Ambassador Meles also touched upon the celebration of the 127th anniversary of Ethio-Djibouti diplomatic relations, as well as the Ethio-Russian Political Consultation and Business Forum that was held in Moscow, on 2nd and 5th of February 2024, respectively.
In his presser, the Spokesperson said that 24 Presidents, a King, 5 Vice Presidents, 2 Prime Ministers, and 2 Leaders represented by their Foreign Ministers will participate at the Summit.
The Secretary Generals of the UN and the Arab League, IGAD Executive Secretary, Heads of UN institutions and representatives of other organizations, among others are also said to participate in the Summit.
Ambassador Meles also stated that Ethiopia’s participation in the BRICS meeting held in Moscow for the first time is the biggest diplomatic victory of the week.
The Ethiopian delegation at the BRICS meeting, held under the chairmanship of Russia, was led by National Bank Governor and BRICS Sherpa, H.E. Mamo Mihretu and State Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sous-Sherpa, Ambassador Mesganu Arga, he added.