We have never been colonized, because of our attitude... We have the confidence, the moral authority, and our people are also enough to tell us what they want to tell us.
— Hailemariam Desalegn
Security starts from home. You have to secure your own people so that those who are coming from outside also will be secured.
As one of the leading troop-contributing countries, Ethiopia attaches great importance to strengthening the role of United Nations peacekeeping to address challenges to international peace and security.
We are different from many African countries. We represent Africa as the gateway and will do everything to make African and Israeli relations mushroom.
We are ready to be criticised by any journalists because we know we are not perfect.
We put people at the centre of securing the country. You can't secure your country with only a security apparatus and missiles.
Ethiopia is an island of stability within the Horn of Africa, which is a troubled region.
The water bodies are reducing everywhere in the Rift Valley. It's not because the water has been used. It's because the rivers flowing to the lakes are reducing because of climate change.
We have Israel always in our hearts.
Free media is very essential for the democratic process and... development.
There is tolerance within our community, Muslims and Christians living together in harmony. These traditional values we have should be enhanced.
It should be underscored that our goal is not, and should not, be a crusade against the ICC but a solemn call for the organisation to take Africa's concerns seriously.
Border security is not only related to resources competition.
We need ethical journalism. There is also capacity limitations in journalism.