Addis Ababa August 07/2017 Resident Ambassadors in Ethiopia appreciated today Ethiopia’s role in stabilizing the Horn of Africa, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Ministry Spokesperson Meles Alem said the ambassadors have recognized that Ethiopia has been playing a crucial role in stabilizing the region and Horn of Africa.
The ambassadors were briefed today about the lifting of the state of emergency by the House of People’s Representatives last Friday.
They have reportedly appreciated the relentless efforts being exerted by the government and the people of Ethiopia in ensuring peace and stability in the country and beyond.
In this regard the lifting of the state of emergency would further enhance the government’s effort in peace building and increase cooperation with various stakeholders.
The ambassadors have pledged to provide support for Ethiopia in its effort to further enhance the democratization process and called on the government to maintain sustainable peace in the country, Meles elaborated.
While briefing the ambassador, Government Communication Affairs Minister Dr. Negeri Lencho said Ethiopia is committed to continue to be a linchpin for stability in the region, no matter the challenges.
The painstaking follow up of the Command Post on the fulfillment of the necessary requirement for law and order has resulted in the lifting of the state of emergency that lasted for ten months, he added.
“We are grateful to our partners for their understanding and patience during our predicaments in the past ten months. We are highly appreciative of your confidence on our leadership ability to overcome the crisis”, Dr.Negeri said.
He noted that it is regrettable that dearest lives were lost, but Ethiopia has come out of this turn of events with a much sober approach to tackling the economic and social malice that have resulted in unnecessary enfoldment of anti-peace elements.
According to the Minister, Ethiopia has shown to its foes and friends that the democratization process is built on a solid ground.
Therefore, the government leaves no stone unturned to address the issue of good governance, sustainable and equitable development as well as democracy, he pointed out, further stressing that "you have a strategic partner to count on in this part of Africa."