Addis Weg:- "Preserving Existence and Sustaining Development"
The monthly Addis Weg, hosted by the Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister, was held today with Minister for Government Communications Agency Dr. Legesse Tulu, Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Minister Ambassador Redwan Hussein as presenters and Senior Adviser at the Prime Minister's Office, Daniel Kibret moderating the session. The session covered the current situation and adversities faced by Ethiopia, the need to address and reverse it and also to pursue the path of sustainable development.
Dr. Legesse Tulu shared that in order to thwart the terrorist TPLF's preparations to disrupt the country, a concerted effort was made after the declaration of the state of emergency in strengthening leadership, technology capabilities and supplies for the army. As a result, it has been made possible to avert the threat within a short period of time. He also said that the information and communication is delivered in a more synchronized manner.
Explaining the efforts made in diplomacy and to rectify the misinformation disseminated by foreign media, Ambassador Redwan Hussein praised the work done by Ethiopians, especially in the Diaspora, to clarify Ethiopia’s position.
The Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide indicated that next actions will be towards assessing the damage made by the terrorist group and allocating a budget for rehabilitation.
Experts provided their reflections on efforts to salvage national existence in history, lasting collaboration with security forces, psychological preparedness and national security, addressing international media, reducing the economic burden of the war as well as accessibility and sustainability of humanitarian assistance. Audiences shared their thoughts, and panelists answered questions. Daniel Kibret, concluded the program by emphasizing the need for a national consultation that will create consensus on unresolved issues in order to sustain development, military, economic and diplomatic issues.