Addis Ababa, 6 October 2023 (TDI): Demeke Mekonnen, the Deputy Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Ethiopia emphasized the critical necessity of united efforts and seamless cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in the realm of Peace and Security.

During his tenure, the Deputy Prime Minister consistently advocated for cohesive united efforts and seamless cooperation between the AU and the UN to effectively address Peace and Security concerns on the African continent.

He envisioned a harmonized approach, seeking to harness the strength of both organizations for enhanced outcomes in ensuring peace and stability.

In a speech delivered to stakeholders, Demeke Mekonnen underlined the importance of strategic alliances and unified strategies to tackle the multifaceted challenges that undermine peace in the region.

His words echoed the need for an integrated, concerted response, urging member states to stand together for the greater good.

Ethopia Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Urges Collaborative efforts and partnerships in Africa
Ethiopia Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen with the United Nations and African Union delegation

The Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia communicated the urgent demand for synergies in peace and security initiatives.

He expressed confidence that by pooling resources, expertise, and capabilities, the AU and the UN could create a formidable force to combat threats and conflicts across the African landscape.

It is pertinent to note that throughout his tenure, Demeke Mekonnen continually emphasized the gravity of the situation, calling on nations to transcend barriers and forge a common front against security threats.

He eloquently conveyed the belief that unity, within and beyond borders, is the key to success in achieving sustainable peace.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s approach showcased a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of global challenges, demanding an interconnected response. He championed dialogue and diplomacy.

Likewise, he emphasized the importance of reaching compromises through peaceful means, underlining that war is never a solution.

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