Addis Ababa, September 14/2022 (Walta) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Diaspora Service and Ethiopian missions worldwide, launched a month-long campaign to mobilize resources for national causes.
A virtual conference was held on Tuesday presided over by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and State Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, who were joined by the heads of Ethiopian Missions Abroad, Director General of the Diaspora Service, Mohammed Endris (PhD) and diplomats from relevant departments.
In announcing the launch, Ahmed Shide and Ambassador Birtukan Ayano urged all Ethiopian missions organized into clusters to jump right into the campaign and expedite the mobilization of much-needed resources.
The conference recognized the accomplishments made last year in terms of resource mobilization for multiple national causes and the use of technology to achieve the goal.
They also identified the gaps in transaction channels and account communication.
Issues observed last year about transaction channels and related accounts were addressed during the virtual conference, with communication held between the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, and the Diaspora Service.
Ambassador Birtukan urged coordinator in different missions to strengthen cooperation with Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian origin, and friends of Ethiopia.
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