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High Level Eritrean Delegation Participated at UN Climate Summit

High level Eritrea delegation participating at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

By Shabait,

HIGH level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh is participating at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

At a speech he gave at the assembly’s annual high-level segment, known as the “General Debate” on the agenda of climate change, FM Osman underlined that the issue of climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative. He further pointed out that Eritrea is exerting persistent endeavors within its means and resources involving the public and civil society organizations to promote environmental restoration.  Continue reading High Level Eritrean Delegation Participated at UN Climate Summit

Ethiopia Betrayed African Trust on Climate Summit on the Urge of US: Wikileaks

African diplomats, most of whom had brashly stood by Zenawi when he violently crushed a pro-democracy movement in 2005, naively expressed shock and incredulity at his betrayal of their trust at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. He shamelessly betrayed and sold out the lives and hopes of Africans for a pittance. 

The continent’s collective stand was betrayed by a less trust worthy puppet government of Ethiopia

By The Guardian,

On 2 February 2009, a cable from Addis Ababa reports a meeting between the US undersecretary of state Maria Otero and the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, who led the African Union’s climate change negotiations.

The confidential cable records a blunt US threat to Zenawi: sign the accord or discussion ends now.

Zenawi responds that Ethiopia will support the accord, but has a concern of his own: that a personal assurance from Barack Obama on delivering the promised aid finance is not being honoured.  Continue reading Ethiopia Betrayed African Trust on Climate Summit on the Urge of US: Wikileaks