Addis Ababa November 11/2017 The national and regional security councils which met yesterday have reached consensus on the draft security plan after a day-long discussion.
The meeting, which was chaired by the Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in his office, discussed on the proposed plan as well as the current security situation in the country.
In his opening remarks, the Premier said the security plan would help to ensure stability.
The National Security Council took the initiative of preparing the draft plan after evaluating the current situation in the country.
Ensuring peace and stability so as to enable the public fully concentrate and exert maximum effort in the fight against poverty, the Premier said.
In his press briefing at the end of the meeting, Siraj Fegessa, Minister of Defense, said the draft plan has considered analysis prepared on the current national situation and feedback from foreign countries.
The Minister said that details of the plan that would be implemented this year will be official in the near future.
Siraj said regional security councils can prepare their own security plans that emanate from the national plan by considering the objective situation in their respective states.
A consensus was also reached not to allow similar protest rallies that the country has been experiencing lately, which caused deaths and property destruction in various places.
The meeting was attended by heads of all regional states, senior officers of the army, police commissioners, and other stakeholders.