Foreign Affairs Minister Seyoum Mesfin said Ethiopia has been promoting its position that the international community and the (UN) Security Council to discharge its responsibility of extending appropriate support towards maintaining peace and stability in Somalia.
Seyoum told ENA (Ethiopian News Agency) on Wednesday (8 October) that Ethiopia has been calling on the international community and the UN Security Council to extend their support to the deployment of African peacekeeping forces fully to Somalia. He further said his country has also been repeatedly calling, through the AU and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), for the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces to Somalia
Ethiopia has also advanced the same position in the 63 the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Seyoum said the international community has not played a meaningful role to ensure peace in Somalia while it was torn apart by civil war for 18 years. He said the international community and the Security Council need to discharge their responsibility appropriately in this regard.
Meanwhile, Seyoum said it is obvious that the Ethiopian economy has grown rapidly compared non-oil producing countries. Ethiopia has been mobilizing its human and material resources for further strengthening these achievements.
Regarding the 63rd UNGA, Seyoum said Ethiopia has called on developed countries, during the meeting, to open their markets for developing countries.
Concerning the Ethiopia-Eritrea (border issue), the government of Ethiopia has been (promoting) and will be promoting for the peaceful settlement of the dispute between the two countries.