OAU/AU Golden Jubilee gives special significance to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, January 26 (WIC) -The National Secretariat for the Organization of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the OAU/AU said the Golden Jubilee has a special significance for Ethiopia.
Chief Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Coordinator of the Secretariat, Professor Mekonnen Hadis told journalists here Friday that Ethiopia is one of the founding countries of the OAU/AU.
Special significance is given to Ethiopia not only because Addis Ababa is the birthplace and seat of the Organization but also due to the country’s unwavering commitment to the ideals of the OAU/AU and also the active role it played in the last 50 years He said various assortments including three documentary films are being prepared as part of the celebration.
One of the films is depicting the establishment and growth of the OAU/AU and also Ethiopia’s role played during the reported period, Prof. Mekonnen said.
According to the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dina Mufti, celebration of the 50th anniversary of OAU/AU will show the future prospects and its current status.
Ambassador Dina said the event will help to demonstrate Africa’s encouraging economic growth as well as its progress in ensuring democratic and human rights. OAU was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa.