Purpose of Foreign Pressure Part of Attempts to Hinder Ethiopia’s Efforts to Become Self-reliant: Senior Diplomat

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Addis Ababa October 24/2022 (ENA) The undeserved foreign interference in the internal affairs of Ethiopia and diplomatic pressure being exerted against the country is aimed at hindering the efforts to become economically self-sufficient, veteran diplomat Ambassador Tiruneh Zena said.

Ambassador, Tiruneh Zena, is a senior veteran who has served his country for more than three decades, including in the United Nations.

with ENA regarding the current international issues of Ethiopia,
Ambassador Tiruneh said some western countries do not want to see the
development of other countries, so that they try to hinder them in
various ways.

further said that Ethiopia’s history of anti-colonialism and
resistance, its population and size, as well as the geopolitical
interest of some countries in the horn of Africa, has made Ethiopia
under watch by some western nations.

western countries do not want third world nations to become strong in
all aspects and working for the developing countries to remain dependent
on food handouts, he said noting that they are not happy with the
development endeavors being carried out in Ethiopia.

order to attain their goals, they are working to weaken Ethiopia by
putting undue economic and diplomatic pressure including sanctions,
Ambassador Tiruneh said.

very long time, the western world has used the issue of human rights as
a political tool to suppress countries’,’ he pointed out, adding the
recent outcry of the human rights institutions is part of it.

to him, since the first and second world wars, they used international
institutions, including the United Nations, to fulfill the wishes of the
West global political interest in other countries.

explained that for far too long the partisanship of the United Nations
and its deviating approach from multilateral diplomacy norms has been
getting worse.

The West’s continued pressure on Ethiopia emanates from fearing Ethiopia’s rise, he said.

even fabricate internal conflicts and prolong the conflict, the
ambassador stated they lament about humanitarian issues, “not for the
sake of humanity and justice, but to fulfill their hidden desires.”

further explained that their support and position towards TPLF openly
and covertly is aimed at supporting the subversive group  because they
are using it as a tool to achieve their goals.

he suggested that it is better to first build internal capacity to deal
with undue interference and diplomatic pressure on Ethiopia.

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