On Saturday 1st of April 2017, members of the Ethiopian diaspora living in the Netherlands gathered in Rotterdam. The participants established an Ethiopian Renaissance Council aimed at mobilizing Ethiopians living in the Netherlands to contribute to the renaissance and image building of the country.
H.E. Teshome Toga, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Benelux and Baltic countries and to the European Union, briefed the participants about the latest developments in Ethiopia. During the program, the participants also raised questions and discussed issues related to the development of Ethiopia on its way to renaissance. During the meeting, the sixth anniversary of the start of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was also celebrated.
Finally, the guests enjoyed some Ethiopian traditional food and music.