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Ethiopian delegation meets with H.E. Hon. Carlos Zorrinho

Ethiopian delegation met with H.E. Hon. Carlos Zorrinho, Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. They discussed bilateral issues pertaining to parliamentary relations, EU-Ethiopia relations in all aspects, internal developments in Ethiopia, reform program in Ethiopia, touching upon the on-going privatization processes of State owned companies, regional developments, etc. Mr. Zorrinho, starting the meeting once again congratulated the delegation on the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to PM Abiy Ahmed on 17 October 2019 in Brussels.

President Putin reaffirms Russia’s support to Ethiopia’s regional peace efforts

President Putin reaffirms Russia’s support to Ethiopia’s regional peace efforts
President Vladimir Putin said Russia would support Ethiopia’s efforts to stabilize the Horne of Africa region.
Putin also congratulated the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on winning of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of awarding you the Nobel Peace Prize. The decision of the Nobel Committee became a deserved appraisal of your contribution to the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea,” he said in a statement today.
“I would like to reaffirm that the Russian side supports your efforts aimed at stabilizing the situation in the region as well as at developing constructive international cooperation on the African continent as a whole,” he added.
President Putin finally wished the Ethiopian Premier good health, well-being, and further success in “your important activities.”
PM Dr Abiy was awarded the Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday for “achieving peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea,”

Ethiopian Airlines to begin daily direct flights from Brussels to Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines to begin daily direct flights from Brussels to Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines will run a daily direct flight between Brussels and Addis Ababa from 28 October, the airline, which is a member of the Star Alliance, announced on Monday.

The seven-hour flight will also enable travellers to reach other African destinations.

It will leave Brussels Airport at 9.30 p.m. and arrive the next morning at 6.30 local time at Bole International Airport. The return flight from Addis Ababa will leave each day at 0.45 a.m. and arrive in Brussels at 6.15 a.m.

Thus far the plane made a stopover in Vienna on the way to Addis Ababa on three days, while the flight was a direct one on the four other days.

Ethiopian Airlines offers 125 international destinations on five continents, including Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia and many others in Africa.

Premier holds talks with Finnish President

Premier holds talks with Finnish President
Prime Minister Dr #AbiyAhmed held talks with President Sauli Niinistö of #Finland and his delegation earlier today.

The President expressed his congratulatory message to the Ethiopian Prime Minister for his Nobel Peace Prize win.

Stating that the Nobel Prize is 10% recognition and 90% assignment to work harder for peace, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy shared key milestones of the reforms and the development priority areas the government is currently working on and the means by which the Finnish government can support.

The two further discussed the strengthening of Africa-Europe relations grounded in mutual benefits, according to office of the Prime Minister.

H.E Ambassador Grum Abay welcomes Ethiopian students  in Belgium

H.E Ambassador Grum Abay, Special Envoy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDRE to Belgium, Luxembourg and E.U. institutions, welcomed Ethiopian students in Belgium on Saturday, October 12/2019 at the Embassy premises.

The students from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université libre de Bruxelles, KU Leuven Université, Hasselt Université, Ghent Université and Université de Antwerp introduced themselves to the Ambassador and the staff of the embassy.

Briefings on the Hidase dam was given by H.E Ambassador Grum which resulted animated and open exchange of views on the issue. He also emphasized the need to join hands to counter attitudes that propagate our interest by being well equipped with updated information of our country.

On the Occasion, a short presentation was made by Ato Gebremichael Gebretsadik, Deputy Head of Mission on areas of collaboration with the students specifically regarding knowledge and technology transfer during their stay in the universities in Belgium.

After the discussion, it was agreed to work closely with the embassy by maintain strong connection among themselves. The ambassador, on the other hand, promised to support and provide efficient services to the students whenever needed.

The get together concluded by networking session and serving Ethiopian cultural food to those present.

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ አህመድ የ2ዐ19 የሠላም ኖቤል ተሸላሚ መሆናቸውን በማስመልከት ክብርት ፕሬዝዳንት ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ ያስተላለፉት መልዕክት

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ አህመድ የ2ዐ19 የሠላም ኖቤል ተሸላሚ መሆናቸውን በማስመልከት ክብርት ፕሬዝዳንት ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ ያስተላለፉት መልዕክት

በግለሰብም ሆነ በአንድ አገር ሕይወት ውስጥ የተለየ ቦታ የሚይዙ ቀኖች አሉ፡፡ የዛሬው ቀን ከእነዚህ መካከል አንደኛው ነው፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትራችን ክቡር ዶ/ር ዓቢይ አሕመድ የ2019 የኖቤል የሠላም ሽልማትን በማሸነፍ የመጀመሪያው ኢትዮጵያዊ ሆነዋል፡፡
በቅድሚያ በአገራችንና በውጭ አገራት በሚገኙ መላው ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን እንዲሁም በራሴ ስም እንኳን ደስ አሎት ለማለት እፈልጋለሁ፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ አህመድ ወደ ሥልጣን ከመጡ ጀምሮ ሰላም፣ ይቅርታና ፍቅርን ከማቀንቀን አቋርጠው አያውቁም፡፡ በሀገር ውስጥ የነበረውን አስፈሪ የፖለቲካ ፍጥጫ በማርገብ፣ በውጭ ሀገር የነበሩ የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች ወደ ሀገር እንዲገቡ በማድረግ፣ ያለፈውን ታሪክ ዕሴቶች አስጠብቀን፣ ስህተቶችንም አርመን፣ አዳዲስ ዕሴቶችን በመጨመር የምንሄድበትን አካሄድ በመንደፍ፣ በኢትዮጵያና በኤርትራ መካከል የነበረውንና ሁለት አሥርተ ዓመታት ያስቆጠረውን ውጥረት በሠላም በመፍታት፣ ትላንት የተመረቀውን የአንድነት ፓርክ ዓይነት ያሉ የኢትዮጵያን ሥልጣኔ ወደፊት ሊወስዱ የሚችሉ አሻራዎችን ለትውልድ በመተው፣ በምሥራቅ አፍሪካ ቀጣና ትብብርን በማበረታታት፣ በጎረቤት ሀገሮችና በአገሮች መካከል የተፈጠሩ ችግሮችን ለመፍታት ቅድሚያውን በመውሰድ፣ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በዚህ በአጭር ጊዜ የሚቻላቸውን ሁሉ አድርገዋል፡፡
ዛሬ የተሸለሙት የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት ዋና ትርጉሙ ለእነዚህ ታላላቅ ሥራዎቻቸው ዓለም አቀፋዊ ዕውቅና መሰጠቱ ነው፡፡ ከዚያም ባሻገር ዓለም አቀፉ ሕብረተሰብ ኢትዮጵያ ላይ ያለውንም ተስፋ ያመላከተ ነው፡፡ ከሁሉም መአዘን እያስተጋባ ያለው የደስታ ስሜት እኛ ኢትዮጵያዊያን አንገታችንን በኩራት ከፍ እንድናደርግ የሚጋብዘን ነው፡፡ በእውነትም ልንኮራበት ይገባል፡፡
ኢትዮጵያውያን አንድ ሆነንና ተባብረን ሠርተን ያልተሳካልን ጊዜ የለም፡፡ ፉክክራችንን እርስ በርስ ማድረጋችንን ትተን ከዓለም ጋር ካደረግነው ማሸነፍ እንደምንችል ታሪክ በተደጋጋሚ ነግሮናል፡፡ አንድ ሆነን ቅኝ ገዥዎችን ታግለን ተሳክቶልናል፤ አፍሪካውያን ወንድሞቻችንና እህቶቻችን ነጻ እንዲወጡ አብረን ታግለን ተሳክቶልናል፤ የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት እንዲመሠረት የምንችለው ሁሉ አድርገን ተሳክቶልናል፡፡ የአፍሪካ አንድነት ድርጅት እንዲመሠረት ታግለን ተሳክቶልናል፤
የምናተርፈው ከመለያየታችን ሳይሆን ከአንድነታችን፣ ከስንፍናችን ሳይሆን ከሥራችን መሆኑን አይተናል፡፡ በአንድ ዓመት ጊዜ ውስጥ ዓለምን የሚያስደንቅ ሥራ ሠርቶ በዓለም መድረክ ላይ መቆም እንደሚቻል የክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ሽልማት አሳይቶናል፡፡
እየተደማመጥን፣ እየተከባበርን የአገራችንን አንድነትና ጥቅም በማስቀደም ከዚህ በላይ ከሠራን ሥልጣኔያችንና ብልጽግናችን ራሱ ይሸልመናል፡፡ ሠላማችንና መረጋጋታችን ራሱ ይሸልመናል፡፡ የኢኮኖሚያችን ዕድገትና ዴሞክራሲያችን መጎልበት ራሱ ይሸልመናል፡፡
ከግራ ከቀኝ የሚወረወረውን እያሳለፉ፣ ፀንቶ መሥራት ምን ዋጋ እንዳለው የዛሬ ሽልማት ይነግረናል፤ እዚህም እዚያም በሚከሠቱ ተስፋ አስቆራጭ ነገሮች ሳይታወኩ ወደፊት እያዩ የአገርን ጥቅምና ታላቅነት በማስቀደም መሥራት እንዴት ያለ ክብር እንዳለው የዛሬው ሽልማት ያስተምረናል፡፡
ለኢትዮጵያ ታላቅነት ስንል፤ ችግሮቻችንን በውይይት ለመፍታት፣ ባንስማማም እንኳን ላለመስማማት ተስማምተን፣ በትንንሽ ምክንያቶች ሳንደናቀፍ፣ ሀገራችንን ብቻ አስቀድመን በርትተን እንሥራ፡፡ ይህ ከሆነ ከዚህ በላይ ገና ብዙ ድሎች ይቀሩናል፡፡
በድጋሚ ክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር በኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ስም እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed


Ethiopian PM wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2019.

We are proud as a nation!!!


The Nobel Prize has been awarded “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea”

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”.

Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.

He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December.

It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000).

A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations.

There had been great speculation over who would win the prize, with climate activist Greta Thunberg widely tipped as the favourite. Under the Nobel Foundation’s rules, nomination shortlists are not allowed to be published for 50 years.
Media captionThe announcement was made by Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen
Who is Abiy Ahmed?

After becoming prime minister in April 2018, Mr Abiy introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was an extremely tightly controlled nation.

He freed thousands of opposition activists from jail and allowed exiled dissidents to return home. Most importantly, he signed a peace deal with Ethiopia’s neighbour Eritrea, ending a two-decade conflict.

But his reforms also lifted the lid on Ethiopia’s ethnic tensions, and the resulting violence forced some 2.5 million people from their homes.
Why did he win?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement that Mr Abiy was awarded for his “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”

“The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions,” they said.

“Peace does not arise from the actions of one party alone. When Prime Minister Abiy reached out his hand, President Afwerki grasped it, and helped to formalise the peace process between the two countries. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes the peace agreement will help to bring about positive change for the entire populations of Ethiopia and Eritrea.”
Who are previous Nobel Peace Prize winners?

Former US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.

Other notable Nobel Peace Prize winners include former US President Jimmy Carter (2002), child education activist Malala Yousafzai (shared 2014), the European Union (2012), the United Nations and its then-general-secretary, Kofi Annan, (shared 2001) and Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1979).

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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ የ2019 የሰላም ኖቤል ሽልማትን አሸነፉ
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ የ2019 የሰላም ኖቤል ሽልማትን አሸንፈዋል፡፡

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የኖቤል ሽልማትን በማሸነፋቸው 9 መቶ ሺህ የአሜሪካን ዶላር ወይም 9 ሚሊዮን የስዊድን ክሮነር ይበረከትላቸዋል፡፡

ዘንድሮ ለዘርፉ ከቀረቡ እጩዎች መካከል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድና የ16 ዓመቷ ስዊድናዊት የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ ተሟጋች ግሪታ ተንበርግ በሰፊው ያሸንፋሉ የሚል ግምት ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር፡፡

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ ከ20 ዓመት በፊት ደም አፋሳሽ የነበረውንና በርካታ ሰዎች ያለቁበትን የኢትዮ- ኤርትራ ጦርነት መቋጫ እንዲያገኝ አድርገው ሰላም በማውረዳቸውና ምስራቅ አፍሪካ የትብብር ቀጠና እንዲሆን ያደረጉት ድፕሎማሲያዊ ጥረት የኖቤል ሽልማቱን እንዲያሸንፉ ጉልህ ሚና ተጫውቷል ተብሏል፡፡

በተለይም ወደ ደም መፋሰስ እየገባች የነበረችው የሱዳን የፖለቲካ ኃይሎች ተደራድረው የስልጣን ክፍፍል በማድረግ ወደ ሰላም መመለሳቸውም ትልቅ ዋጋ የሚያሰጥ ስኬት ተደርጎም ተወስዷል፡፡

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ በአንድ ቀን 350 ሚሊዮን ችግኝ ማስተከላቸውና በእርሳቸው አመራር የካቢኔያቸውን ግማሹ በሴቶች እንዲያዝ ማድረጋቸውም አለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ድጋፍ እንዲቸራቸው ያደረገ መሆኑን የፖለቲካ ጠበብቶች ግምታቸውን ሰጥተዋል፡፡

በተለያዩ መስኮች ጉልህ ተግባራቶችን ያከናወኑ ግለሰቦችን ተቋማት በየዓመቱ የሚሸለሙበት የኖቤል ሽልማት በአለማችን ከሚሰጡ ሽልማቶች መካከል ቀዳሚው ነው፡፡

እንደ ቢቢሲ መረጃ እ.ኤ.አ 1938 ንጉሰ ነገስት ቀዳማዊ አፄ ኃይለስላሴ ለኖቤል ሽልማት ታጭተው ነበር፡፡