Islamabad, 11 October 2023 (TDI): In a recent statement at the International Conference on Peace & Security, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Pakistan, Jemal Beker expressed enthusiasm for the emerging prominence of geo-economics in the foreign policies of nations worldwide.

The Ambassador commended this pivotal shift, recognizing its potential to foster inclusive and equal socio-economic development on a global scale.

During the conference, Ambassador Jemal Beker underscored the crucial role that geo-economics plays in shaping foreign policies, emphasizing its potential to pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable world.

This strategic approach, focusing on the economic aspects of geopolitics, has garnered increasing attention from nations seeking to drive sustainable development and improve living standards for their populations.

The Ambassador further highlighted the significance of collaboration among stakeholders, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to ensure the successful implementation of initiatives aimed at promoting development.

One such initiative is the ‘Look Africa Initiative’, a visionary plan that seeks to strengthen ties between nations and foster socio-economic growth across the African continent.

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Ethiopian Ambassador Jemal Beker shaking hands with Pakistan delegation during the Conference

Expressing eagerness to collaborate with various stakeholders, the Ambassador emphasized that Ethiopia, a prominent gateway to Africa, is well-positioned to play a critical role in the successful implementation of the ‘Look Africa Initiative’.

The geographical advantage of Ethiopia, coupled with its historical ties and strategic importance, positions the nation as a key facilitator in realizing the goals of the initiative.

In his remarks, the Ambassador reflected on the encouraging discussions and exchanges that took place during the conference, highlighting the valuable insights shared by experts and participants alike.

These insights underscored the imperative for nations to prioritize geo-economic considerations in their foreign policies, recognizing its potential to drive sustained development and foster global prosperity.

As the conference came to a close, the Ambassador reiterated his commitment to advancing international cooperation and collaboration.

He emphasized that nations must continue working together to harness the transformative power of geo-economics, ensuring a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

The Ambassador expressed optimism that the conference’s discussions will pave the way for tangible actions and collaborations that will positively impact socio-economic development on a global scale.

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In conclusion, Ethiopian Ambassador’s Jamal Beker presence and participation at the International Conference on Peace & Security have further strengthened diplomatic ties and cooperation between Ethiopia and Pakistan.

The shared vision of promoting inclusive and equal socio-economic development remains a driving force for collaboration, underscoring the mutual commitment to building a peaceful and prosperous world.