PM Abiy presided over the historic signing of the final agreements between the FFC & the TMC
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled to Khartoum, Sudan August 17, 2019 to preside over the final signing of agreements between the Transitional Military Council & the Forces for Freedom and Change. This final agreement paves the path for formation of a civilian government.
During his one day visit, members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FCC) met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ahead of the signing ceremony. Appreciating him for the role #Ethiopia played in facilitating the agreements, they expressed that the constitutional and political agreements will lay a foundation for sustainable democracy and development.
Prime Minister Abiy encouraged them to foster forgiveness and nurture unity, noting that while successful negotiations are stepping stones, the more challenging journey remains ahead of them. He emphasized that women play a critical role in political leadership and encouraged the FFC to demonstrate inclusivity. He recalled for the FFC the Ethiopian experience in ensuring a 50-50 gender equal cabinet.
During his remarks following the signing of the Sudan agreement, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called upon the people of Sudan to be the custodians of peace and the guardians of dignity as they work toward building a democracy.
Completing the Sudan visit, he returned to Ethiopia with over 100 female victims of trafficking that have been in Sudan enroute to other countries. Among those that returned with Prime Minister Abiy also include individuals released from imprisonment for various offenses.