Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has called developing nations to strive to ensure sustainable power supply as a means to address their socioeconomic problems.
Speaking at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, PM Hailemariam briefed member countries on Ethiopia's ongoing endeavors to utilize renewable energy sources for sustainable power supply.
He said the government is working to meet the growing energy demand in the country which he said is a result of the nation's fast-tracking economy. He mentioned the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a case in point.
He said Ethiopia is working hard to build carbon-free economy and envisages joining middle income countries by 2025.
PM Hailemariam urged developed nations to provide financial and technical support to developing nations in the latter's endeavors to build carbon-free economies and address their socio-economic problems.
Reporter: Rahel Tekle-Yohannes