Ethiopia is growing to dominate the Horn of Africa in both demographic and economic terms.
The government plans for growth, fuelled by infrastructural development and increasing exports of electricity to its neighbours, to propel the country towards middle-income status by 2025. The country is also an important international diplomatic actor, as host of the African Union and chair of the regional bloc the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. Ethiopia is a key partner in peacekeeping missions in Somalia and the contested region of Abyei on the Sudan-South Sudan border, as well as facilitating regional negotiations to end the civil conflict in South Sudan. HE Dr Tedros Adhanom will reflect on Ethiopia’s priorities for regional stability, integration and development, and wider international relations.