Envoy lauds Pakistan timely rolling out ‘Engage Africa Policy’

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Ambassador of Ethiopia to Pakistan Jemal Beker Abdula on Wednesday appreciated the Government of Pakistan for timely rolling out its “Engage Africa Policy’ to explore areas of mutual economic interest within the African Continent.

“It is my firm belief that the current century belongs to Africa, which is emerging as a major destination for all the big investors around the world due to the rapid pace of development and progress there,” the ambassador said while speaking here at the Islamabad Conclave 2022. He said, “Gone are the days when Africa was portrayed by the world as a gloomy and underdeveloped place, marred by civil wars and backwardness”, as the situation had changed there altogether.

Africa, he said, had undergone a lot of transformation shaping its destiny and emerging as a land of opportunities. Since the beginning of the 21st century, there had been a remarkable improvement in the governance style of African countries.