Addis Ababa, September 26, 2021 (Walta) – Addressing the 76th UN General Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen underlined that Ethiopia has always been steadfast in its support for multilateral institutions.
“Our position emanates not from rhetoric but from our tragic ordeal during the days rule-based order was left in the shambles” he noted. The full speech reads:
This year’s General Assembly takes place while we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic rattled all aspects of public and private life. It also revealed the power of innovation and the enormous potential of scientific research to serve humanity.
I would like to take a moment to applaud the scientists, engineers, and everyone who have played a part in the discovery and rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Evidently, science can serve humanity only if good…