Ethiopia on Right Track to Meet MDGs Says Jan Eliason, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Ethiopia on Right Track to Meet MDGs Says Jan Eliason, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Addis Ababa, November 16, 2012 — (WIC) — United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Jan Eliason said Ethiopia is on the right track to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

After conferring with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn here on Wednesday, the Ambassador told journalists that the effort of the government of Ethiopia towards meeting the MDGs is commendable.

Deputy Secretary-General also noted that the country has been registering fast economic growth. Ambassador Eliason lauded Ethiopia’s role in the ongoing efforts to maintain lasting peace in Africa in particular in Somalia and Sudan. He affirmed that the UN will continue existing cooperation with Ethiopia and the African Union.

According to ENA, on the occasion the Premier lauded the support that the UN agencies have been providing to Ethiopia. Hailemariam urged the UN to raise its support to Somalia in a bid to strengthening the new federal government in that country, according to a high level official, who attend the meeting.

Source: Walta Info