The UN Secretary-General António Guterres met with the UN Ethiopia leadership in Addis Ababa and discussed the UN's work in support of Ethiopia's development.
On 1 December 2022, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met with H.E. Mr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In his meeting with the Prime Minister, the Secretary-General reiterated his full support for the implementation of the permanent cessation of hostilities agreement (COHA) and the declaration on the modalities for its implementation, brokered by the African Union.
The Secretary-General is fully committed to mobilizing the entire UN system to provide humanitarian support to all those who need it.
The Prime Minister, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Secretary-General also discussed national, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
While in Addis Ababa, the UN Secretary-General also met with the UN Ethiopia leadership in Addis Ababa and discussed the UN’s work in support of Ethiopia’s development priorities and addressing its humanitarian challenges.
Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General co-chaired the 6th African Union-UN annual conference together with the African Union Commission Chairperson (AUC).
The Chairperson and the Secretary-General welcomed the continuing strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations. The Chairperson and the Secretary-General reviewed progress in implementing the “UN-AU Joint Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security” and the “AU-UN Framework for the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
In his remarks to the press, at the conclusion of the conference, the Secretary-General reiterated the importance of the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union. He also underlined the need to supercharge development and place Africa’s future at the heart of the solutions that our world needs. The Secretary-General called for new partnerships for prosperity and development on the continent, but also for more support to address the climate crisis.