Ethiopia Witnessing Spectacular Diplomatic Triumph in Erratic World, Says Ambassador Shibru

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia's diplomatic efforts have been bearing fruits under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, despite the erratic regional and global phenomenon, Ethiopian Ambassador to Tanzania told ENA. Ethiopia's Special Envoy and Plenipotentiary to Tanzania, Ambassador Shibru Mamo said the recent diplomatic moves of Ethiopia are responses to the overdue political and economic aspirations of the country. According to him, Ethiopia's membership in the BRICS is one of these historical millstones in the country's modern diplomacy. Its membership in the BRICS has undoubtedly proved the critical role of Ethiopia in the global arena, the ambassador noted. 'Initially, many countries had applied to become BRICS members. But we were invited to join this block due to our influence. Ethiopia pursues a progressive diplomatic approach, and tremendous activities are being carried out to safeguard the sustainable interests of our country. To this end, Ethiopia's diplomacy has been growing from time to time.' The ambassador believes that most importantly Ethiopia has a leadership that understands the international diplomatic and political dynamics. This approach has resulted in paramount diplomatic triumphs for Ethiopia. In his address to the 14th regular session of the House of People's Representatives (HPR), Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noted that Ethiopia will strive for the common good of all countries and joined BRICS to cooperate with both the West and the East. It is not a matter of alienating one or making favour to others. Ambassador Shibru pointed out that Ethiopia's major achievements have been recorded in various sectors to protect its interests. 'It is a public knowledge that there was a tremendous and unwarranted foreign influence against us during the last years. There have also been some security challenges here and there at home. But bringing economic development, becoming a member of BRICS, and the ongoing diplomatic endeavors to have seaport on the Red Sea were really laudable.' Ambassador Shi bru further mentioned the awarding of the Agricola Medal, a prestigious United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) prize, to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, adding that 'this is a global recognition for the wheat production revolution in Ethiopia' Source: Ethiopian News Agency