“The Spirit of Pan-Africanism should be maintained by the current generation” – H.E Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen
The African Youth Summit officially begins in Addis Ababa today (October 29), in the presence of DPM and FM Demeke Mekonnen as well as other notable guests from across Africa.
In his opening remarks, DPM Demeke said that Africa should work for the advancement and benefit of the youth by taking advantage of the favorable opportunities available at the continental level.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mr. Demeke briefed the Ethiopian government’s wide-range efforts underway by engaging the youth in various voluntary services.
He also asserted that the forum hosted by Ethiopia this time is an ideal platform to create connections by the youth leaders and to build partnerships. The Deputy Chairperson (DCP) of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, on her part, remarked Africa should use the potential of the youth to build hope and development for the continent.
She emphasized the importance of utilizing young people’s potential to advance global and continental change.
Head of the Ethiopian Youth League, Asfaw Tekele, also said that the same resilience of the Pan-African movement shall be repeated currently to development and growth of the continent.
The summit continue discussions on ways of promoting pan-African vision, strengthen integration among African youth tomorrow.
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