An open dialogue with the international community in Ethiopia has kicked off this afternoon as part of the 3-day consultative forum organized by the Ministry of Peace in collaboration with other partners.
The event taking part under the title “Ethiopia in Transition – an open dialogue with the International Community” has brought together participants from the diplomatic community, development partners, experts, and other international bodies.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H.E. Demeke Mekonnen said “as a country which has just embarked upon building a democratic system, we still have a lot to do and are determined to continue to work with all our partners, to ensure that our national reform agenda achieves the critical objectives of overcoming our development challenges and creating a prosperous nation, at peace within itself and its neighbors.”
In her opening remarks, Minister of Peace HE Muferihat Kamil said: “The government, of which I am a part, takes the issue of building sustainable peace, reconciliation, and national cohesion very seriously. Most importantly, what we have confirmed over the last three years is that majorities of the Ethiopian people want peace, and they have engaged in various peace initiatives across the country.”
The open Dialogue Session was organized by the Ministry of Peace in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.