ETV News - PM Meles Zenawi calls on donor countries to provide quality aid

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SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday called on donor nations to provide quality aid that can help his nation out of poverty, saying development assistance alone cannot lead to industrialization. His appeal came as a high-level international forum kicked off in South Korea's port city of Busan to discuss aid effectiveness. "Most development aid, especially from western countries, is used for social services, primary healthcare, primary education, and the like," Meles told reporters in Seoul, one day after he held summit talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. The prime minister will attend the forum in Busan on Wednesday. Developing countries can overcome their lack of infrastructure and skills partly through more focused investment in these areas, Meles said. "Development aid can be effective or its impact on development can be very little. (That) depends on the quality of development aid," he said. "The quality of aid Africa has been getting is not good quality. It has mostly been focused on managing poverty better than on eliminating it." Meles acknowledged that a change in government policy is also critical to economic development, noting that his government has developed new strategies over the past eight years to achieve double-digit growth each year in that period. The prime minister, who is on his third visit to the country since 1998, said he is eager to learn lessons from South Korea's development experience. He pointed out that since his first visit, the Asian country has overcome two financial crises -- the Asian Financial Crisis of the late 1990s and the global economic crisis of 2008. "For me, this is one of the characteristics of the success of Korea -- its capacity to reinvent itself frequently, and its capacity to use adversities and challenge as a source of opportunity," he said.

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commenter - 636 days ago
I'am sorry this is not our Ethiopian culture because z previous prime minster was very smart and he died for small holder farmers of Africa we could't denied z reality
commenter - 1523 days ago
መለስ ማነው??? የእርዳታ ገንዘብ አሽሾ ብዙ ደህ በርሃብ የጨረሰ የማይጠግብ ሆዳም. ገዳይ ሲበዛ ውሸታም እና ቅሌታም ውሸት የማይሰለቸው ህለኛ ታች ወርዶ ከሴት ከተማሪ ከአይማኖት ሰዎች እና ከተማሪ ጋር እልህ የሚያያዝ ጠባብ ነገሩ አሁን ችግሩን አወቅንለት ለካ የአይምሮ በሽታ ነው እንዲህ ሲያረገ ው የነበረው አሁን እስቲ ዘርፎ ዘርፎ የት ሊበላው ይሆን ገንዘብ እድሜ አይሆን ያፈሰሰው የንጽሃን ደም ሰላም እና ጤና ነስቶት እየው ከሞት ጋር ግብ ግብ ይዟል አምላኬ ውሰደኝ እያለ ነው አሉ ፈረንጅ ሚስጥር አያውቅ . ምን ዋደከማችው አቤት ያ ሁሉ እናት ለቅሶ አቤት የኢትይኦፒያ እናት መች እንዲህ ዋዛ ይሀው ስንት ጊዜው መከራውን እያየ ነው ዶክተሮቹን ግደሉኝ እያለ ሞትም አንፈልግም ብሎት እይተሰቃየ ያ ንጽህ ደም እንዲህ በቀላል አቤት ሌሎችም የወያኔ ህዳሞች ጤና የላቸወም በሽተኛ ናቸው የደሃ ላብ እና ደም እንዲህ በቀላሉ????
commenter - 1760 days ago
our proued PM Meles zenawe am praoud of you and your party keep it up ,go a head fore ward don't give atention to those helpless group of people long live
commenter - 1760 days ago
Kibur PM ,we are always behind you.
commenter - 1760 days ago
meles metfo awedadek new yemiwedkew. just wait and see! Down with bandas grand son!
commenter - 1760 days ago
Melese is not a leader he is a looter,he is a divider not unifier,...he denied Ethoipia access to sea & talking about the damen dam,still his narrow minded followers (cadres)call him a"great" leader.What a shame!
commenter - 1760 days ago
#3a08f228:አላዋቂነትሀን በታም እየነገርከን እኮ ነው መለስ የምትለው ኢሪትራዊ መሆኑን በችራሽ ዘንግተሀዋል ወይም አታውቅም አፍህን ዝጋና ኩንቲህን ልቀም
commenter - 1760 days ago
Meles we are witnessing the nightmere you are in.You make me lough ekekam qimalam duryee it is amazing watching the video accusing the freedom fighters like terrorists is immature you are about to fall down.i yeketemaw balager shifta lol
commenter - 1760 days ago
Yes, it is true. Meles is great leader. We love you and support you.
commenter - 1760 days ago
ERITREANS ARE GETTING VERY UPSET. BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY TO ALL THE ERITREANS HI HATERS. ENVY IS KILLING ERITREANS ONE BY ONE. MELESE IS KILLING THEM MORE THAN THE EGYPTIANS IN SIANI DESERT AND RED SEA. WE THE TRUE ETHIOPIANS SUPPORT MELESE THE GREAT. HATERS EAT THAT.

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