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State Minister Hirut meets UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations

Earlier today (16 April 2018) State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Hirut Zemene met with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr.Jean-Pierre Lacroix and exchanged views on the Secretary General's latest Action for Peacekeeping initiative.

During a joint press statement, State Minister Hirut expressed her appreciation for the attention and focus given by the UN Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, and its continued collaboration with Ethiopia on common portfolio. The State Minister mentioned Ethiopia's constructive role in promoting peace and stability in the region. Mrs. Hirut further emphasized that peace keeping is essential; but the issue of peace enforcement should further be prioritized.

United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr.Jean-Pierre Lacroix commended Ethiopia for its excellent track-record in peace keeping operations. He also highlighted United Nations latest Action for Peacekeeping initiative.