Ethiopia Become Effective in Eradicating extreme poverty

by Zelalem

Addis Aabab (HAN) June 18, 2014 – European Union Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Chantal Hebert told reporters that Ethiopia has become effective in eradicating extreme poverty, reducing child and maternal mortality; and making primary education accessible to children, controlling malaria, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and in sustainable environmental protection .


According to Ambassador Chantal Herbert, Ethiopia is on the right track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals before 2015 .She also indicated that Ethiopia has become successful in job creation and in encouraging entrepreneurial ventures and improving lives of its people.


Allocation of 70 percents of the nation’s budget to poverty reducing sectors such as education, health and infrastructure has helped to the achievement of the success; she added .She also reminded that if the economic growth of the country continues with the current pace, Ethiopia will be able to achieve a middle income nation status by 2025. According to the ambassador EU had provided 680 million Euros worth development support to Ethiopia from 2008 to 2013. It has also approved a development support of 745 million Euros from 2014 to 2017. Accordingly, EU provides Ethiopia a development support of 200 million Euros annually.

Second photo: Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, is leading the Ethiopian delegation to the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers


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