Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has continued his country tour, visiting Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray regional state, where he addressed war veterans and members of the community.
Welcomed by the Tigray president, Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, PM Abiy visited the Martyrs Monument in Mekelle, before addressing a public gathering at the Martyrs Hall in the Tigray capital.
In his speech, the Premier said: “it is impossible to think of Ethiopia without Tigray and vice versa.”
Natives of Tigray regional state defended their country from external aggression as well as sacrificed for freedom, democracy, and unity of the country, he said.
After urging the people to divert their attention towards peace and development, the Premier pledged to work to respond to questions of the residents about development and good governance, notably on railroad project, support to the private sector, loan for investment, export support from the national bank, and short lease proclamation for agriculture