Ethiopia Reaffirms Unflinching Commitment to Fight against Terrorism

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July 13, 2022 (ENA) Ethiopia reaffirmed its unflinching commitment to the fight against terrorism, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Ethiopia
has participated in the Conference of Supporters and Donors for the
International Academy on the Fight against Terrorism.  

The
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou
and Minister of Defense of Côte d’Ivoire, Téné Birahima Ouattara opened
the conference that was held on Tuesday at the French Ministry of Europe
and European Affairs in Paris.

Ministers,
Deputy Ministers, Ambassadors and high ranking military officers from
countries all over the world attended the conference, which share a
common objective in eradicating terrorism.

During
the occasion, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Tesfaye
Yilma delivered on-line remarks to the Conference underlining Ethiopia’s
unflinching commitment to the fight against terrorism, and stressing
the need for comprehensive approach encompassing military, security and
economic components.

He
recalled Ethiopia’s contribution and great sacrifice in the fight
against terrorism and for the maintenance of peace and security in the
Horn of Africa.

He
mentioned the great sacrifice that the country is making as part of
peace operations in Somalia against the terrorism group Al Shabab, which
has enabled the successful holding of elections in the country.

In
view of the increasing threat of terrorism throughout the continent, he
urged for greater coordination among international partners,
governments and regional mechanisms within the African Union peace and
security architecture and called on increased development support to
African countries.

The
State Minister has also pledged Ethiopia’s strong support to the
International Academy on the Fight against Terrorism and its readiness
to work in partnership with the Academy.  

The
International Academy on the Fight against Terrorism was established in
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron
of France and President Alassane Ouattra of Côte d’Ivoire.

The
Academy aims to contribute to the fight against terrorism in Africa by
serving an international centre of reference and expertise and enabling
cooperation among the local, national and international levels.

In
particular, the Academy undertakes research with a view to enable
successful counter-terrorism policies, avails training to professionals
in the frontline in the fight against terrorism, and fosters
international partnerships.

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