Amb. Meles Calls upon UN-Habitat to Support Rehabilitation, Reconstruction Efforts in Ethiopia –

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Addis Ababa, January 11, 2022 (Walta) – The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Nairobi, Meles Alem, received the Acting Director of United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) Africa Office, Oumar Sylla.

During the deliberations, the Ambassador and Sylla exchanged ideas on the major of cooperation between the Government of Ethiopia and UN-Habitat such as sustainable solid waste management, institutional coordination in the urban sector and urban development, technical support for integrated regional urban planning, resettlement of IDPs, and the WASH project.

Sylla noted that there is a strong partnership between Ethiopia and the UN agency since 1998. He also underscored that the UN-Habitat portfolio reached 10 million dollars in five years.

The ambassador, on his part, briefed the acting director on the current situation in our country with due emphasis on the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the Federal Government in Afar and Amhara regions and the commencement of a national dialogue and reconciliation to bring about peace, unity, and prosperity to the People of Ethiopia, according to MoFA.

In addition, he called upon UN-Habitat’s Africa Office to continue its support in the aforementioned key areas and support the Government’s efforts to rebuild destroyed infrastructure and rehabilitate and resettle the internally displaced citizens as a consequence TPLF terrorist act.

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