Ethiopian ambassador: Development partners should work in term with our policies

Ethiopia’s Ambassador Teshome Toga Chanaka spoke to EURACTIV’s Georgi Gotev in a video interview :

“We don’t believe in imposition of development policies because something that is imposed without your will won’t last long.  This is exactly what has happened in the past in Africa and Ethiopia would like to see that come to an end. Ownership means you take your destiny in your own hands, that you own the policies and the strategies that you think are good for Ethiopia and good for Africa. This, however, doesn’t mean that we shall not work with our partners. But partners should work in terms of our policies.”