Ethiopia and Africa on rise: FM Tedros
of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom said 'Ethiopia and Africa on rise' while
addressing the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday.
Tedros commended the global diversity which he termed as
beautiful that should unite people, adding that New York is a good example for
“Ethiopia has done lots of strives in economic, political and
social fronts. It has registered more than 10 percent economic growth in the
last decade. It has already achieved MDG 4 (under-five mortality rate) through
genuine partnership,” the Minister said in his address.
He also told the cheering attendants why they have to visit
Africa and Ethiopia in particular.
“Ethiopia and Africa are on the rise. First, Africa is now one
of the growth poles. Secondly, it is your root, because everybody comes from
Africa. It is the home of Lucy. So, I invite you to come,” Tedros said.
The focus of this year’s Global Citizen Festival is celebrating
success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, famous artists and singers
like Steve Wonder, Bono were among the guests of the event.
The first Global Citizen Festival took place on September 29,
2012 in New York City’s Central Park, where 60,000 people joined musicians
including Neil Young, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys, along with celebrities,
leading NGO partners, dignitaries and philanthropists to lend their voice in
the fight to end extreme poverty.