H.E. Ambassador Meles Alem, delivered the bi-weekly press briefing of the Ministry earlier this morning (30 March 2023).

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Ambassador Meles Alem, delivered the bi-weekly press briefing of the Ministry to Addis-based members of the media corps earlier this morning (30 March 2023).

In his presser, he principally addressed current affairs at home as well as regional and international foreign policy priorities of Ethiopia.

He told the journalists, the international community is supportive of the painstaking efforts of the Government in bringing about peace and stability as well as effecting economic development.

Speaking of the ongoing peace consolidation process in Ethiopia, the Spokes said, the Government of Ethiopia is undertaking measures towards cementing the dividends of peace including delisting of TPLF from the terror-list.

Many investors and tourists are flocking to Ethiopia in following the cessation of hostilities in Northern Ethiopia and other key steps of the government to ensure there is durable and lasting peace in the country.

He also said, Ethiopia-US relations are improving. As a result, he noted, an Ethio-American Business Forum will be held next month, which was unthinkable six months ago.

On the subject of citizen-focused diplomacy, Ambassador Meles told members of the fourth estate, the Government of Ethiopia has voluntarily repatriated 125 nationals over the year, who were in dire living conditions in Saudi Arabia.

In this regard, he urged the public to beware of the allure of human traffickers and work closely with the Government to curb the crisis from the source and end the suffering of our hapless nationals overseas.

He also gave a brief highlight of the weekly diplomatic engagements of Excellencies Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen and State Ministers Ambassador Mesganu Arga and Ambassador Birtukan Ayano.

At the end of his briefing, the Spokesperson responded to questions raised by reporters from various media houses based in the Capital.

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