The Green Legacy Program has great continental and international benefits. The FDRE Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Demeke Mekonen, stated that the Green Legacy Program should be widely continued. The deputy prime minister who attended the first Pan-Africanism forum held at the African Leadership Excellence Academy said Pan-Africanism in the 21st century means removing economic dependence. Mr. Demeke, who stated that Ethiopia is working hard to sustain itself in terms of food, has stated that he has worked hard for the green legacy in the past years. According to Mr. Demeke, the Green Legacy Program has continental and international benefits. forest protection and rehabilitation, ensuring food security, protecting soil and water, and preventing climate change.