Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that Ethiopia has been pursuing the One-China policy over the years and the government also holds that same policy in its relation with China.

Talking to local media, MoFA Spokesperson Ambassador Meles Alem said that the One-China policy is a policy recognized by the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU). “So, Ethiopia will continue its cooperation in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy at regional and international levels,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson said that Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen recently met with the Special Envoys of the U.S. and the European Union (EU).

During the occasion, Demeke reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment for peace and the Special Envoys for their part pledged to provide support with a view to enhancing the ongoing peace effort of Ethiopian government.

In other news, the first round of registration to facilitate residents permit and handling of immigration issues of foreign citizens who had entered Ethiopia through various ways was completed on Tuesday.

Accordingly, Meles said that some 66,000 foreigners have been registered. But, he warned that the government will not be accountable for those who have not been registered yet.

Talking about Ethiopia ‘s relations with neighboring countries, he noted that Ethiopia gives a great deal of attention to its neighbors as stipulated in its foreign policy and has been exerting efforts to further enhance this relationship.

THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2022

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