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In ongoing bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed engaged with Ahunna Eziakonwa

In ongoing bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed engaged with Ahunna Eziakonwa, the UNDP Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDPs Regional Bureau for Africa. Their conversation centered on pivotal topics such as youth innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology advancements that Africa can leverage for its development. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed joins other African leaders for the unveiling of former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere’s statue.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed joins other African leaders for the unveiling of former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere’s statue. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented the fourth biennial review report of CAADP to the African Union assembly of Heads of State and Government.

As the AU Leader of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented the fourth biennial review report of CAADP to the African Union assembly of Heads of State and Government. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme is Africa's policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. The Prime Minister also shared Ethiopia’s progress in the agriculture sector as part of his report. #PMOEthiopia


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Gala dinner organized on behalf of leaders attending the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union.

Gala dinner organized on behalf of leaders attending the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union. #PMOEthiopia


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In an official ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Brazil’s President

In an official ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is currently undertaking a State visit to Ethiopia. Ethiopia and Brazil's diplomatic relations, spanning over six decades, have commerce at their core. Prime Minister Abiy and President Lula da Silva engaged in substantive discussions aimed at bolstering cooperation and nurturing a more profound partnership. Following a State banquet in honor of President Lula da Silva, both leaders planted coffee plants at Unity Park, showcasing their mutual commitment to environmental stewardship and shared appreciation for coffee culture. #PMOEthiopia


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This morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conducted a site visit to the Shabelley Resort, in the Somali Region

This morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conducted a site visit to the Shabelley Resort, in the Somali Region, a key site among the 'DineForGenerations' initiative. Situated 29 kilometers from Jigjiga City and sprawling across 385 hectares, this project is a critical component of the tourism pillar, aimed at transforming Jijiga City and its surrounding areas into a leading tourism destination. The initiative highlights Ethiopia's dedication to promoting sustainable tourism and economic development. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Ugaz Mirad Airport in Gode, Somali region, a significant project undertaken by Ethiopian Airlines.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Ugaz Mirad Airport in Gode, Somali region, a significant project undertaken by Ethiopian Airlines. This new airport with a spacious passenger terminal, has the capacity to accommodate four Boeing 737 aircraft simultaneously. The construction of this terminal, which spanned three years, incorporates modern technologies aimed at enhancing passenger comfort. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the irrigation development efforts undertaken by farmers, investors, and the government in Berano District

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the irrigation development efforts undertaken by farmers, investors, and the government in Berano District, Shebele Zone, Somali Region. The area is engaged in extensive agricultural activities, utilizing the Wabi Shebele river for production and multiplication of superior seeds. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew conducted an official visit to Jigjiga city,

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew conducted an official visit to Jigjiga city, underscoring the government's commitment to regional development and infrastructure enhancement. Their tour included an inspection of the Jigjiga Sheik Hassen Yabare Referral Hospital, which has undergone significant renovations to better serve the community. Additionally, they evaluated the completion of 16 kilometers of newly constructed asphalt roads, aimed at improving urban mobility and connectivity. The visit also encompassed the new regional parliament building, a symbol of the democratic and legislative strides being made in the region. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew conducted an official visit to Jigjiga city, underscoring the government's commitment to regional development and infrastructure enhancement. Their tour included an inspection of the Jigjiga Sheik Hassen Yabare Referral Hospital, which has undergone significant renovations to better serve the community. Additionally, they evaluated the completion of 16 kilometers of newly constructed asphalt roads, aimed at improving urban mobility and connectivity. The visit also encompassed the new regional parliament building, a symbol of the democratic and legislative strides being made in the region. This visit highlights the ongoing efforts to foster sustainable development and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Jigjiga. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has embarked on an in-depth review of the initiatives and progress in the Tigray Region since the inception of the Interim Regional Administration.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has embarked on an in-depth review of the initiatives and progress in the Tigray Region since the inception of the Interim Regional Administration. This significant evaluation of Federal and Regional actors focuses on the critical areas of post-conflict reconstruction and the implementation of the peace agreement. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s recent nominations for Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Health Minister have been officially accepted by the House of People’s Representatives (HOPR).

In a step towards strengthening the nation's leadership, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s recent nominations for Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Health Minister have been officially accepted by the House of People’s Representatives (HOPR). The HOPR also bid farewell to former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen. A few images from the morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with VISA’s CEO, Ryan McInerney earlier this morning for a discussion on the work VISA is undertaking in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with VISA’s CEO, Ryan McInerney earlier this morning for a discussion on the work VISA is undertaking in #Ethiopia. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warmly welcomed President Azali Assoumani and his delegation in an official welcoming ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warmly welcomed President Azali Assoumani and his delegation in an official welcoming ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister. The bilateral meeting, attended by respective delegations, underscored a shared vision for progress, cooperation, and mutual respect. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded President Azali Assoumanifor his exemplary leadership during his tenure as the Chair of the African Union, highlighting the strides made under his guidance towards the African Union’s entry into the G20. Both leaders, with a forward-looking approach, agreed to collaborate closely on pressing regional and continental matters, acknowledging the importance of joint efforts in navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. #PMOEthiopia


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Today marks another historic milestone for Ethiopia with the handover of “Tsehay” to the Government of Ethiopia by the Italian authorities.

Today marks another historic milestone for Ethiopia with the handover of “Tsehay” to the Government of Ethiopia by the Italian authorities. "Tsehay" is the first aircraft built in Ethiopia in 1935, under the collaborative efforts of the German engineer and pilot of the emperor, Herr Ludwig Weber, and Ethiopian individuals of that era. Its name was chosen in honour of Princess Tsehay, the daughter of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Over the past year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made great efforts in discussions with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to guarantee the return of the aircraft to Ethiopia. Tsehay was designed as a two-seat, dual-controlled aircraft, featuring a more powerful engine. It possessed essential components such as a compass, pilot controls, and two fixed landing gears without brakes. The engine, a seven-cylinder Walter Vinus with a water-cooling system, boasted a horsepower of 115. The maiden flight of Tsehay occurred in December 1935, during which Weber flew 50 kilometres from Addis Ababa. The flight lasted approximately seven minutes, with the airplane maintaining an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. “Tsehay stands as the sole aircraft manufactured in Ethiopia prior to World War II. The aircraft was constructed with limited resources and space, relying on the craftsmanship of carpenters of that period. “Tsehay” represents the only surviving artifact from the aviation endeavours of the 1930s. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has joined other African leaders at the Italy-Africa Summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has joined other African leaders at the Italy-Africa Summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. The conference is being held under the theme ‘a bridge for a common growth’. During the summit, Italy’s proposed ‘Mattei Plan’ for Africa will be discussed. #PMOEthiopia


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On the sidelines of the Italy-Africa Summit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a discussion with IMF Director

On the sidelines of the Italy-Africa Summit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a discussion with IMF Director, Kristalina Georgieva. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the prestigious FAO Agricola Medal

In a ceremony hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the prestigious FAO Agricola Medal, according to the organization, for his vision, leadership and commitment to food security and nutrition as well as the pursuit of innovative solutions in wheat self-sufficiency in the context of fast-changing and challenging circumstances. The Prime Minister received the Agricola Medal in the presence of high-level delegates of various countries, representatives of international organizations, diplomatic missions in Italy and private sector representatives. For the past five years, Ethiopia has been making critical investments in the agricultural sector and pursuing wheat self sufficiency endeavors marking significant growth across major commodities. #PMOEthiopia


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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ እና የልዑካን ቡድናቸው የገለልተኛ ሀገራት ንቅናቄ ርዕሳነ ብሔር እና ርዕሳነ መንግሥታት 19ኛው ጉባኤ ላይ ለመሳተፍ ዑጋንዳ ካምፓላ ገብተዋል።

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Kampala, Uganda to participate in the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement. #PMOEthiopia


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The Wanchi-Dendi Eco Tourism Village which is the third tourism destination developed through Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ‘Dine For Ethiopia’ initiative will be inaugurated today.

The Wanchi-Dendi Eco Tourism Village which is the third tourism destination developed through Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ‘Dine For Ethiopia’ initiative will be inaugurated today. #PMOEthiopia


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The Wanchi-Dendi Eco Tourism Village inauguration.

The Wanchi-Dendi Eco Tourism Village inauguration. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives AUC Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat, IGAD Chair Workeneh Gebeyehu

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives AUC Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat, IGAD Chair Workeneh Gebeyehu and members of the diplomatic corps in the newly developed Wanchi - Dendi Eco Tourism Village. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew shared the annual holiday meal.

On the occasion of the Ethiopian Christmas, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew shared the annual holiday meal. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew inaugurated the newest addition of low-cost housing in the Aware area built on a total area of 1523.3m2.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew inaugurated the newest addition of low-cost housing in the Aware area built on a total area of 1523.3m2. The two G+11 apartments, constructed in three months through the sale of the Prime Minister’s ‘Generation Medemer’ book sales and the support of Ovid Construction Group, contain a total of 110 units of one, two, and three-bedroom varieties and 51 ground-level stores. A common area for baking injera and bread, a community cooking area and washing area is also included. The two apartments are also fully outfitted with unique furnishing solutions that are fit for purpose and that consider adequate utilization of small spaces. In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called upon other private sector stakeholders to follow the lead of Ovid Construction Group in expressing goodwill and innovation for low-cost housing schemes. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared food items with 225 low-income staff members of the Office of the Prime Minister and also with orphaned children the PMO is helping to raise.

On the occasion of the upcoming holiday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared food items with 225 low-income staff members of the Office of the Prime Minister and also with orphaned children the PMO is helping to raise. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the President of Somaliland Muse Bihe Abdi have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding in Addis Ababa.

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially opened the Chebera Elephant Paw Lodge.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially opened the Chebera Elephant Paw Lodge.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the progress of the Koysha Hydroelectric project earlier today

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the progress of the Koysha Hydroelectric project earlier today, which is the second largest hydropower plant under construction in Ethiopia, next to GERD, and with installed capacity of 1800MW. The project is located in South West of Ethiopia and 560 Km far from Addis Ababa. Currently, the construction works progress has reached 62%. This review marks the 12th time the Prime Minister has visited to evaluate progress of the Koysha dam since 2020. #PMOEthiopia


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The Office of the Prime Minister launched and held the first “Perspectives” - PMO Occasional Lecture Series

The Office of the Prime Minister launched and held the first “Perspectives” - PMO Occasional Lecture Series on December 12, 2023 featuring world-renowned development economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs. The lecture held at the Ethiopian Science Museum was entitled “Financing Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospectus in a Fragmented World.” #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to Axon Medical Center which specializes in stroke and neuro-critical care through state of the art technology.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to Axon Medical Center which specializes in stroke and neuro-critical care through state of the art technology. #PMOEthiopia


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Ahead of COP28, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at the Ethiopian Green Legacy Pavilion.

Ahead of COP28, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at the Ethiopian Green Legacy Pavilion. The two leaders discussed current domestic issues and bilateral cooperation. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with Former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair, on the sidelines of COP28.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with Former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair, on the sidelines of COP28. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at the Ethiopian Green Legacy pavilion the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

On the sidelines of #COP28, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at the Ethiopian Green Legacy pavilion the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The two leaders discussed global climate change commitments, bilateral cooperation and national development endeavors. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the pavilion ahead of its official launch.

At COP28, Ethiopia is featuring its Green Legacy related development initiatives at the Ethiopia Pavilion in the Green Zone. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the pavilion ahead of its official launch. #PMOEthiopia


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During their stay in the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister and his delegation visited sites related to Ethio-Czech expanding areas of cooperation in agriculture, tourism and culture.

During their stay in the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister and his delegation visited sites related to Ethio-Czech expanding areas of cooperation in agriculture, tourism and culture. #PMOEthiopia


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Outcome of the Czech Republic visit also included reaching an understanding on enhanced experience sharing and capacity building of military aircraft upgrading,

Outcome of the Czech Republic visit also included reaching an understanding on enhanced experience sharing and capacity building of military aircraft upgrading, maintenance and research in the defense industry. Accordingly, the Prime Minister visited an institution engaged in these activities. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Prague, Czech Republic on an Official State Visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Prague, Czech Republic on an Official State Visit. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in an official welcoming ceremony at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in an official welcoming ceremony at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic in Prague. The two leaders in their bilateral exchanges vowed to enhance cooperation in the fields of agriculture, mining and tourism, while also enhancing their existing cooperation in the defense sector. It is to be recalled that the Czech Prime Minister visited Ethiopia in the past few weeks and held discussions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Vienna, Austria ahead of the twentieth General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organisation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Vienna, Austria ahead of the twentieth General Conference of the UN Industrial Development Organisation. As the guest of honor for the Conference, the Prime Minister will be delivering keynote remarks during the twentieth session. #PMOEthiopia


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Official welcoming ceremony at the Vienna International Center

Official welcoming ceremony at the Vienna International Center #PMOEthiopia


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In his keynote remarks as guest of honor during UNIDO’s 20th General Conference, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called for inclusive and sustainable

In his keynote remarks as guest of honor during UNIDO’s 20th General Conference, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called for inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, sharing Ethiopia’s journey in the past five years of making policy shifts, investing in multi-sector growth sources, focus on green growth and clean energy, as well emphasis being made in social development. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation were received by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer this afternoon.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation were received by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer this afternoon. In their bilateral discussions, the two leaders exchanged views on Ethio-Austria relations, development cooperation and potential areas for strengthened cooperation. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a bilateral discussion with Cuba’s Vice President

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a bilateral discussion with Cuba’s Vice President, Salvador Valdez Mesa who arrived in Ethiopia on an official visit. The two sides explored strengthened cooperation in the medical sector, tourism services, education and sugar industries. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a bilateral discussion with Cuba’s Vice President, Salvador Valdez Mesa who arrived in Ethiopia on an official visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a bilateral discussion with Cuba’s Vice President, Salvador Valdez Mesa who arrived in Ethiopia on an official visit. The two sides explored strengthened cooperation in the medical sector, tourism services, education and sugar industries. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has began the Ethiopian calendar 2016 first quarter review of 100 days performance with the Council of Ministers.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has began the Ethiopian calendar 2016 first quarter review of 100 days performance with the Council of Ministers. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the Compact with Africa (CwA) Summit this afternoon.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the Compact with Africa (CwA) Summit this afternoon. Launched under the German G20 Presidency in 2017, the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) has become a platform for dialogue and cooperation between reform-oriented African countries, G20 partners and beyond. The Prime Minister participated in a session focused on economic cooperation and enhancing private sector participation. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a bilateral meeting earlier today, ahead of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA)Summit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a bilateral meeting earlier today, ahead of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA)Summit. The two sides conferred on areas of bilateral cooperation, domestic and regional issues. It is to be recalled that the two leaders met earlier this year during the Chancellor’s visit to Ethiopia. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at Bole International Airport General Abdelfattah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of the Sudan and his delegation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at Bole International Airport General Abdelfattah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of the Sudan and his delegation. The two sides later exchanged views on current issues of mutual interest at the Office of the Prime Minister. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to participate in the first Saudi-Africa Summit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to participate in the first Saudi-Africa Summit. #PMOEthiopia


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Today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the newly center for the Ethiopian Prosthetic and Orthotic Service, which he gave direction for its formation three years ago.

Today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the newly center for the Ethiopian Prosthetic and Orthotic Service, which he gave direction for its formation three years ago. The center will cater to increasing needs for such products by manufacturing them locally for persons encountering disabilities due to natural conditions and due to accidents. The Ethiopian Prosthetic and Orthotic Service will develop, maintain and provide assistive technologies, produce accessible, quality and customer-oriented prosthetic and physical supports and provide other rehabilitation services. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received this evening at Bole International Airport Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic who will be in Ethiopia for a two day working visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received this evening at Bole International Airport Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic who will be in Ethiopia for a two day working visit. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Yvan Gil Pinto, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela earlier this morning.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Yvan Gil Pinto, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela earlier this morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Yvan Gil Pinto, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela earlier this morning.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Yvan Gil Pinto, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela earlier this morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Afar region for review of development initiatives and to officially launch summer wheat production.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Afar region for review of development initiatives and to officially launch summer wheat production. In Dubti Woreda, the community is getting prepared to cultivate summer wheat on 8,000 hectares of land. Nationally, we are preparing to cultivate 3mil hectares of summer wheat this year. Commonly known for pastoralism and prior sidelined in provision of agricultural inputs, the Afar region is now progressing greatly in national agricultural productivity of wheat, cotton, bananas and many other goods. #PMOEthiopia


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In the second tour of development initiatives in the Afar Region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Afar Bentonite Mineral Mining and Production Factory in Warenso woreda.

In the second tour of development initiatives in the Afar Region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Afar Bentonite Mineral Mining and Production Factory in Warenso woreda. Bentonite is a natural mineral considered a “miracle mud” and “clay of a thousand uses,” with its application in the making of ceramics, paint and other uses. #PMOEthiopia


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As part of the ‘DineForGenerations’ initiative, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the Niin Lee Palm Spring Lodge project in Afar Region,

As part of the ‘DineForGenerations’ initiative, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the Niin Lee Palm Spring Lodge project in Afar Region, which is one of seven tourism destinations to be built through the third ‘Dine’ Prime Ministerial initiative. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the 116th National Defence Day program

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the 116th National Defence Day program held at Meskal Square this morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over another completed sports facility

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over another completed sports facility constructed in the Lideta subcity and intended for children and youth in the area. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed having concluded his official visit to China and participation in the Belt and Road Forum, returned to Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed having concluded his official visit to China and participation in the Belt and Road Forum, returned to Ethiopia this morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the green city of Chengdu located in the Sizchuan province of China.

Following the Shanghai visit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the green city of Chengdu located in the Sizchuan province of China. The third largest city after Beijing and Shanghai, Chengdu’s ties with Ethiopia include direct flights to the city from Addis Ababa, eduction and medical cooperation as well as trade ties. During his stay in Chengdu, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Tianfu New Area, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, and the Tianfu Agricultural Expo Park. In a lunch banquet held for him by the China Communist Party head of the Sichuan Province, discussions were held on potential areas of furthering collaboration. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Huawei Center in Shanghai city.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Huawei Center in Shanghai city. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit of the Yangshan Port in Shanghai.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit of the Yangshan Port in Shanghai. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addressed the 3 rd Belt and Road Forum during the Opening Session.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addressed the 3 rd Belt and Road Forum during the Opening Session. In his address, the Prime Minister shared the genesis of Sino-African relations and the strong basis for cooperation set by the BRI in infrastructure development within the African continent. He further highlighted Africa’s growing influence citing the importance of ensuring multilateralism is inclusive. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Confers With President Of New Dev’t Bank

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met and conferred with President of the New Development Bank, Dilma Rousseff on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared the successes of the Belt and Road Initiative in Ethiopia

The Prime Minister’s second engagement of the day included addressing participants of the 3rd BRI High Level Forum on the theme of “Connectivity in an Open Global Economy.” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared the successes of the Belt and Road Initiative in Ethiopia and called for deepening of agriculture sector cooperation and intensifying industry centered development cooperation. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting this morning at the Great Hall of the People together with their respective delegations.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting this morning at the Great Hall of the People together with their respective delegations. During the bilateral meeting President Xi congratulated the Prime Minister on Ethiopia’s accession to BRICS and announced the elevation of partnership between the two countries from from Comprehensive and Enduring Strategic Cooperative Partnership level to an All Weather Strategic Cooperation Partnership level. He further commended Ethiopia’s achievements through the Green Legacy program citing its alignment with China’s green development policy and affirmed it will an integral part of a green belt and road. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed indicated the importance of Chinese investments in Ethiopia’s economy and encouraged more investments into the five key pillars of agriculture, manufacturing, ICT, mining and Tourism. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Beijing China on an Official State Visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrive in Beijing China on an Official State Visit. Together with his Ministerial Delegation, the Prime Minister will also be attending the 3rd Belt and Road Forum. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by Premier Li Qiang in an official welcoming ceremony demonstrative of the strong relations between the two countries.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by Premier Li Qiang in an official welcoming ceremony demonstrative of the strong relations between the two countries. During the bilateral meeting, the two leaders discussed on ways of enhancing economic cooperation between Ethiopia and China. Premier Li Qiang highlighted that both countries are developing and emerging economies that can seek ways of growing together. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on his part shared the multifaceted growth objectives of the government and development achievements gained thus far. He further emphasised the need to expand trade partnership with China. Following the bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Premier Li Qiang presided over the signing of 12 cooperation agreements and 2 letters of intent in various fields. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Attends the 2015 E.C Taxpayer Recognition and Award Ceremony

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the 2015 Ethiopian calendar fiscal year taxpayer recognition and award program to honour taxpayers who faithfully performed their national duty. During his remarks, the Prime Minister called upon the private sector and other sections of society to support initiatives to improve the revenue base, restrain from corruption, contraband and illegality by insuring order, predictability and accountability. Government offices in charge shall modernise the tax payment system and procedures. He also encouraged the private sector to introduce new technology to their works in modernising their endeavours. In the 2015 fiscal year, the total planned revenue stood at 450 billion birr while performance stood at 442 billion birr. The share of revenue from tax collection was 264.35 billion birr. About 500 taxpayers have been awarded under today’s recognition program. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the National Tourism and Hospitality Exhibition earlier today.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the National Tourism and Hospitality Exhibition earlier today. The exhibition at the Science Museum showcases Ethiopia’s tourism assets and will be open to the public for the next coming weeks as of today. #PMOEthiopia


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Opening session of the HOF and HOPR

Opening session of the HOF and HOPR in pictures #PMOEthiopia


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The National Dialogue Commission presented a status report to the Prime Minister and high level government officials this morning.

The National Dialogue Commission presented a status report to the Prime Minister and high level government officials this morning. The session included an update on the works undertaken by the National Dialogue Commission thus far, including institution building, stakeholders engagement, crafting a dialogue process, identifying dialogue participants as well as pending tasks and challenges requiring assistance for a successful dialogue process. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed laid a foundation stone for development of Denbi Lake Lodge - part of the the “DineForGenerations” initiative

During his visit to Bench Sheko Zone, South West Region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed laid a foundation stone for development of Denbi Lake Lodge - part of the the “DineForGenerations” initiative to be completed in 1.5 years time by Midroc Ethiopia. The site location maximizes on the rich natural endowments of the area. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Attends Launching Of The Capital’s 20th Feeding Center

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the 20th Addis Ababa City Administration’s launch of the Tesfa Berhan Feeding Center and shared a holiday meal with beneficiaries of the center. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended a lunch program hosted for employees working on various projects that the PMO is undertaking or overseeing.

On the occasion of the Meskel and Mawlid holidays, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended a lunch program hosted for employees working on various projects that the PMO is undertaking or overseeing. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew and Federal and Regional leadership arrive in Jimma

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew and Federal and Regional leadership arrive in Jimma, Oromia Region for a review of projects under development. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew shared holiday meal

On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew shared holiday meal with the elderly and impoverished sections of society. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and high level government officials at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam during the fourth and final filling.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and high level government officials at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam during the fourth and final filling. #PMOEthiopia


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Visit and review of the GERD Saddle Dam.

Visit and review of the GERD Saddle Dam. #PMOEthiopia


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On the occasion of National Virtue Day, the Office of the Prime Minister shared essential food items and other supplies On the occasion of National Virtue Day, the Office of the Prime Minister shared

On the occasion of National Virtue Day, the Office of the Prime Minister shared essential food items and other supplies with around 250 low income staff members and children being supported by the office in the presence of the Prime Minister. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with executives of the Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) this afternoon to discuss on enhancing better work relations.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with executives of the Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) this afternoon to discuss on enhancing better work relations. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew handed over keys to homes renovated over the rainy season.

Early this morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew handed over keys to homes renovated over the rainy season. In early May of this year, the 2023 annual home renovations program was launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The building which has been constructed in a speedy manner considering quality also includes shops for retail. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed back members of the Republican Guard that had been away on intensive training as part of security sector capacity building.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed back members of the Republican Guard that had been away on intensive training as part of security sector capacity building. #PMOEthiopia


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Following the direction given by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa during his 2020 visit, the construction of the Ambassador's residence has accordingly been completed

Following the direction given by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa during his 2020 visit, the construction of the Ambassador's residence has accordingly been completed in a short period of time and visited yesterday by the Prime Minister. He also indicated that the experience of building and completing high quality Ethiopian projects at speed should be a value that should be reflected in all Government and individual Ethiopian projects outside of Ethiopia. Alongside the visit, the Premier and his delegation planted #GreenLegacy seedlings in the yard. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS-Africa Outreach & BRICS Plus meeting.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS-Africa Outreach & BRICS Plus meeting. In a mutual expression of commitment to deepening relations, especially with Ethiopia’s entry into the BRICS group, the two leaders agreed to strengthen political cooperation as well as economic cooperation in the areas of agriculture, technology, trade and investments. #PMOEthiopia


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Ahead of the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a bilateral meeting.

Ahead of the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a bilateral meeting. The two leaders expressed mutual interest in further strengthening the relations between both countries and commitment to partnership in multilateral platforms. President Xi Jinping expressed admiration for the Prime Minister’s leadership in spearheading national development and vowed to support progress in peace and development endeavours, in the areas of reconstruction as well as in enhancing investments and trade ties. President Xi Jinping also indicated that China will suspend payments on debt maturing in the period 2023/2024 as part of the common framework agreement. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed bids farewell today to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who has been in Ethiopia on an official visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed bids farewell today to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who has been in Ethiopia on an official visit. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and a high-level delegation welcome His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and a high level delegation welcome His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, at Bole International Airport today. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a bilateral discussion with their delegations.

In a bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with their respective delegations, both leaders acknowledged the ever strengthening ties between Ethiopia and the UAE. In particular they expressed the commitment to build stronger bridges in the benefit of both peoples and for the future generations. Following the bilateral meeting, the two leaders presided over a signing ceremony of 17 agreements in various sectors, including industry, agriculture, investment and finance. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan officially opened the Water and Energy exhibition at the Ethiopian Science Museum.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan officially opened the Water and Energy exhibition at the Ethiopian Science Museum. The exhibit which aims to showcase Ethiopia’s water and energy resources as well as potential will be open for the coming weeks to the public. #PMOEthiopia


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The Bilate Commando and Airborne Training Center today graduates thousands of commandos

The Bilate Commando and Airborne Training Center today graduates thousands of commandos that have undergone rigorous training in various difficult scenarios that call for dealing with dire obstacles with swift actions. Marking the occasion, the trainees showcased the acquired skills during a large scale mock exercise. As part of the activities, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also reviewed and opened an amphitheater constructed by the training center with the capacity of seating in the thousands and planted #GreenLegacy seedlings at the Bilate Center. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Vincent Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda at his office this morning.

In continued diplomatic engagements, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Vincent Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda at his office this morning. Ethiopia and Rwanda have forged solid and longstanding bilateral cooperation since they established diplomatic relations in late 1970s, with numerous bilateral cooperation agreements signed, spanning across various sectors. Following their discussions, they also planted #GreenLegacy seedlings within Unity Park. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Korea earlier today to discuss bilateral cooperation, regional and international issues

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Korea earlier today to discuss bilateral cooperation, regional and international issues. Discussions also included enhancing trade and investments between the two countries.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit who arrived to Ethiopia for a one day working visit.

Earlier today Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit who arrived to Ethiopia for a one day working visit. During a working lunch held at the Office of the Prime Minister, the two leaders discussed in bilateral issues including trade, and infrastructure development as well as regional peace and security issues. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Japan’s Foreign Minister, Hayashi Yoshimasa earlier today for a discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Japan’s Foreign Minister, Hayashi Yoshimasa earlier today for a discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues. In their discussions on bilateral ties, the potential for strengthening trade relations and investments in Ethiopia’s five key economic pillars of agriculture, Industry, technology, mining and tourism was raised. Following their meeting, they planted #GreenLegacy seedlings within Unity Park. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Japan’s Foreign Minister, Hayashi Yoshimasa earlier today for a discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Japan’s Foreign Minister, Hayashi Yoshimasa earlier today for a discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues. In their discussions on bilateral ties, the potential for strengthening trade relations and investments in Ethiopia’s five key economic pillars of agriculture, Industry, technology, mining and tourism was raised. Following their meeting, they planted #GreenLegacy seedlings within Unity Park. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor at the Office of the Prime Minister this afternoon.

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ የደቡብ አፍሪካ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ናሌዲ ፓንዶርን ዛሬ ከሰአት በኋላ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ጽሕፈት ቤት ተቀብለው አነጋግረዋል። ውይይታችው የሁለቱን ሀገራት ዲፕሎማሲያዊ ግንኙነትን ወደ ላቀ ደረጃ ለማሸጋገር ያለመ ሲሆን ኢኮኖሚያዊና የንግድ ግንኙነቶችን ለማሳደግ፣ በሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ትምህርት ጉዳዮች ላይ ለመተባበር እንዲሁም በአህጉራዊና ዓለም አቀፋዊ የጋራ ልማት ጉዳዮች ላይ ለመስራት ውይይት አካሂደዋል። ስብሰባው መጠናቀቁን ተከትሎም በጠቅላይ ሚኒትር ጽ/ቤት ግቢ ውስጥ አብረው ችግኞችን ተክለዋል።


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received today at his office World Bank President Ajay Banga who arrived in Ethiopia earlier in the day for a two day visit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received today at his office World Bank President Ajay Banga who arrived in Ethiopia earlier in the day for a two day visit. During a bilateral meeting held together with their delegations, the Prime Minister provided an overview of the overall economic reforms underway and the progress of Ethiopia’s home grown economic reform agenda. The World Bank President on his part commended Ethiopia’s focus on key development goals despite many challenges encountered domestically and in the global arena. #PMOEthiopia


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Activating manufacturing industries are a key part of Ethiopia’s homegrown economic reform agenda. Activating manufacturing industries are a key part of Ethiopia’s homegrown economic reform agenda.

Activating manufacturing industries are a key part of Ethiopia’s homegrown economic reform agenda. With abundant skilled labor and investments in ease of doing business, Ethiopia is a critical industry destination. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and World Bank President Ajay Banga visited two industries located within Bole Lemi Industry Park on the outskirts of Addis Ababa engaged in the production of apparel and malt respectively. Alongside the tour, the Prime Minister and the World Bank President planted #GreenLegacy seedlings. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviews urban agriculture shed in Bole sub-city this afternoon.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviews urban agriculture shed in Bole sub-city this afternoon. Urban agricultural practices are fast becoming one way to improve nutrition and income in cities. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is in St. Petersburg, Russia ahead of the second Russia-Africa Summit.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is in St. Petersburg, Russia ahead of the second Russia-Africa Summit. Upon arrival he laid flowers at the ‘Monument to heroic defenders of Leningrad’ honoring the fallen during the Second World War. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was warmly received by President Vladimir Putin at the Konstantinovsky Palace earlier today.

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ ዛሬ ረፋድ ላይ በኮንስታንቲኖቭስኪ ቤተ መንግሥት በፕሬዝዳንት ቭላድሚር ፑቲን ደማቅ አቀባበል ተደርጎላቸዋል። ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ከ2ኛው የሩስያ አፍሪካ የመሪዎች ጉባኤ ቀድመው ለሥራ ጉብኝት መግባታቸው ይታወሳል። በውይይታቸውም ሁለቱ መሪዎች በሁለቱ ሀገራት መካከል ያለውን የቆየ እና ታሪካዊ ግንኙነት አጠናክረው የንግድ ግንኙነታቸውን ወደ ላቀ ደረጃ ለማድረስ፣ በግብርና እና በማኑፋክቸሪንግ ኢንዱስትሪዎች ዙሪያ በትብብር ለመሥራት ያላቸውን ቁርጠኝነት ገልጸዋል።


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed participated in the leader’s working lunch of five which included Ethiopia, Italy, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed participated in the leader’s working lunch of five which included Ethiopia, Italy, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya. The session convened to establish areas of common interest for structured cooperation among the countries. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attending the International Conference on Development and Migration in Rome

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently attending the International Conference on Development and Migration in Rome, Italy. Given its strategic position in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, is a source, transit, and destination for migration. Accordingly, Ethiopia has taken several policy, legal and institutional measures to enhance migration governance, as well as to address irregular migration and human trafficking. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew launched the #GreenLegacy 500mil in a day tree program

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew launched the #GreenLegacy 500mil in a day tree program by planting apple trees together with staff of the PMO and persons with disabilities early this morning. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by President AbdelFattah Elsisi at the executive office of the President of Egypt for bilateral discussions.

the evening of July 12th, 2023 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was received by President AbdelFattah Elsisi at the executive office of the President of Egypt for bilateral talks. The two leaders discussed on key bilateral and regional issues of interest to both parties in a spirit of cooperation. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted the IGAD Quartet Heads of State and Government meeting this morning in Addis Ababa.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted the IGAD Quartet Heads of State and Government meeting this morning in Addis Ababa.


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#GreenLegacy seedlings planted alongside the IGAD Quartet Heads of State and Government meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister.

#GreenLegacy seedlings planted alongside the IGAD Quartet Heads of State and Government meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister.


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Inauguration of the new EBC Headquarters.

Inauguration of the new EBC Headquarters.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the SNNPR Green Legacy initiative in Gedeo Zone of the region.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew and a high level Federal and Regional delegation launched the SNNPR Green Legacy initiative in Gedeo Zone of the region. Marking the occasion, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appreciated the people of Gedeo for preserving a green environment and reiterated the importance of preserving their peace as well. #PMOEthiopia


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Planting GreenLegacy seedlings with students at Gaamo Bayra special boarding school in Arbaminch.

Planting #GreenLegacy seedlings with students at Gaamo Bayra special boarding school in Arbaminch. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the "Education for Generations" national campaign.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched the "Education for Generations" national campaign, which is designed to improve the infrastructure of schools with the participation of all citizens and institutions. The campaign aims to enable Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin in the country and abroad to contribute to the fulfillment of adequate school infrastructure in their place of birth, where they studied prior or where they work. The campaign also seeks the contribution of public and private institutions. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed emphasized that investments in education are key in supporting youth to navigate a dynamic world.

On the occasion of the First Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of Educational Cooperation, renamed during the extraordinary session as the Organization of Southern Cooperation, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed emphasized that investments in education are key in supporting youth navigate a dynamic world. He further shared efforts on Education being made by Ethiopia in ensuring inclusivity.


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Day One of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's engagement during the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in pictures.

Day One of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's engagement during the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in pictures.


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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ በፓሪስ በአዲስ የዓለም አቀፍ ፋይናንስ ስምምነት ጉባዔ ላይ እየተሳተፉ ነው

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed participated on the roundtable entitled “Evolving the model of multilateral development Banks to address the 21st century challenges” at the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris, France, during which he emphasized the need to 1) Implement past pledges with resolve; 2) boost concessional financing facilities; 3) create a robust mechanism to finance the transition to a Green Future and 4) end the debt crisis. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy arrives in Djibouti to participate in the 14th Ordinary Summit of (IGAD)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Djibouti City, Djibouti to participate in the 14th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government. #PMOEthiopia


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Green Legacy during the 14th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

#GreenLegacy during the 14th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government. #PMOEthiopia


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Launch program of the second round Green Legacy Initiative.

'Let’s plant our future today’ Launch program of the second round Green Legacy Initiative. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Unity Park Botanical Center, the Unity Archive and the PMO Medical Center.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Unity Park Botanical Center, the Unity Archive and the PMO Medical Center. #PMOEthiopia


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Prime Minister Abiy at the OAU 60th Anniversary Commemorative event

Prime Minister Abiy at the OAU 60th Anniversary Commemorative event


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviews quarterly performance of ministers

The Ministerial quarterly performance review led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed concluded today with a presentation on the 2nd Home Grown Economic Reform Agenda and directions set by the premiere for future action.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew launched the 2023 annual home renovations.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew launched the 2023 annual home renovations program for impoverished communities in the Aware area this morning. It is to be recalled that every year the Prime Minister has initiated home renovations.


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The 5th-day of the book reviewed the Medemer book series

The 5th-day of the book reviewed the Medemer book series


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discusses with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at the Grand National Palace and held discussions with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz who is in Ethiopia on a working visit.


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Discussion held on three series of books that explore national processes from 2010-2013 E.C.

Discussion held on three series of books that explore national processes from 2010-2013 E.C.


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Discussion held on two volumes of books containing the Prime Minister's speeches

Discussion held on two volumes of books containing the Prime Minister's speeches


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Week long book fair launched at Abrehot Library

Week long book fair launched at Abrehot Library


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurates Halala Kella Resort

Inauguration of Halala Kella Resort - one of the 'Dine for Ethiopia' tourism destination initiatives by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed holds a community discussion in Nekemte city

Upon arriving in Nekemte town this morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been warmly welcomed by regional leadership and community members.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Holds Trilateral Meeting with Italy’s Prime Minister, Somalia’s President

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted a trilateral meeting this morning at the Office of the Prime Minister with Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Somalia’s President Hassan Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The outcome based trilateral discussions focused on i. strengthened partnerships on the international stage; ii. Investments in infrastructure between Ethiopia and Somalia, supported by Italy; and iii. enhancing Italian private sector investments in both Ethiopia and Somalia.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared holiday supplies on the occasion of the upcoming Easter and Eid al-Fitr holidays with low-income workers in the office

On the occasion of the upcoming Easter and Eid al-Fitr holidays, the Office of the Prime Minister in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, shared holiday supplies for a total of 220 people, including low-income workers in the office.


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Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed Meets with Slovenian DPM & FM Tanja Fajon

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received and held discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign & European Affairs of Slovenia, H.E. Tanja Fajon.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed graduated Guba course and postgraduate candidate officers

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosts annual Iftar dinner at the Grand Palace

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted the annual Iftar dinner at the Grand Palace in honor of impoverished community members observing the Ramadan fast.


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The English version of PM Abiy’s book 'Generation Medemer' introduced to the international community

The English version of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s newest book ‘Generation Medemer’ was introduced to the international community residing in Addis Ababa in an event jointly hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Noting that the proceeds of the book sale will go towards development projects through the country for the future generation, members of the diplomatic community, international organizations, schools and business were encouraged to participate in nurturing a reading culture.


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Generation Medemer Book Launch

The book entitled ‘Generation Medemer’ and authored in three languages by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been launched.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed with the US Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at the Office of the Prime Minister earlier today US Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken who is in Ethiopia for a working visit. Their discussions focused on various domestic, regional and bilateral issues of mutual concern, with a commitment for enhancing the partnership between Ethiopia and the US. Ethiopia’s evident progress on the peace agreement was also acknowledged. While the economy, development endeavours, particularly agriculture, and regional stability were also addressed.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Arrives in South Sudan for a one day working visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation were welcomed in an official ceremony by President Salva Kiir Mayardit upon arrival in Juba. The Prime Minister arrived in the Republic of South Sudan this morning for a one day working visit.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation are in Doha, Qatar to attend the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5).


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Premier meets with Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani in Doha

Premier meets with Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani in Doha


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Launches Year-Long Tax, Customs Laws Compliance National Campaign

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the tax and customs laws compliance national campaign prepared by the Ministry of Revenue and Customs Commission with the aim of encouraging citizens to abide by established rules and regulations.


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Premier convened National Macroeconomic Committee

The national macroeconomic committee met this morning to evaluate overall economic situation and activities of the country.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurates a newly built sports venue

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the newly built sports venue in the area of ​​Sar Bet in Ledeta sub-city. The sports venue aims to develop future sportspersons and to create a generation well developed in various areas.


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Ethiopia is making key progress in agricultural productivity and the world is noticing.

Ethiopia is making key progress in agricultural productivity and the world is noticing. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met the Director General of UNFAO on the sidelines of the #AUSummit.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets the State Minister of Qatar Sultan Bin Saad Al-Muraihakhi

On the margins of the #AUSummit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also met the State Minister of Qatar, Sultan Bin saad Al-Muraihakhi and discussed bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Qatar.


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The First Pan-Africanism Forum held by AfLEX

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the Pan-Africanism Forum earlier this morning, prepared by the African Leadership Excellence Academy, on the occasion of the AU Summit. In his remarks, he stressed the need for Pan-Africanism to flourish as an idea of cooperative integration, global competitiveness and peaceful coexistence.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh inaugurated and opened the new Djibouti Embassy built in Addis Ababa.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh inaugurated and opened the new Djibouti Embassy built in Addis Ababa. The ceremony was attended by ambassadors and diplomats, including IGAD Chairperson Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a discussion this afternoon on current issues with senior government officials.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a discussion this afternoon on current issues with senior government officials.


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Following the conclusion of the Malta leg of the Europe trip, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Paris, France for a meeting with President Macron.

Following the conclusion of the Malta leg of the Europe trip, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Paris, France for a meeting with President Macron. The two leaders discussed strengthened bilateral relations including increasing private sector investments in strategic and priority sectors.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew were welcomed this morning in an official ceremony by the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew were welcomed this morning in an official ceremony by the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela. The two leaders and their respective delegations held a meeting in which bilateral relations were explored, including to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, maritime, logistics and security.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and a Ministerial Delegation are currently in Rome, Italy for a working visit which included a meeting with President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and a Ministerial Delegation are currently in Rome, Italy for a working visit which included a meeting with President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella. In the bilateral meeting with President Mattarella, the two discussed continued relations between Ethiopia and Italy among other current global and regional issues.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed officially by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at Palazzo Chigi earlier today.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed officially by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at Palazzo Chigi earlier today. During a working lunch, the two Prime Ministers accompanied by their delegation discussed the various facets of Ethio-Italian cooperation and partnership. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also signed the ‘Ethiopian-Italian Cooperation Framework 2023-2025 agreement which contains a financial commitment amounting to 180mil euros. The financial commitment of both soft loans and grants will be applied towards key activities within the scope of economic development and job creation within the agriculture and industry sectors and basic services delivery in health and education. The two concluded their engagement in a joint press statement by expressing renewed commitment to strengthened partnerships.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia to participate in the regional forum convened towards strengthening the campaign against Al-Shabaab in East Africa.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia to participate in the regional forum convened towards strengthening the campaign against Al-Shabaab in East Africa. The leaders' discussion is aimed at providing regional solutions to regional problems.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's participation at the Somalia-Frontline States Summit to achieve enhanced regional security cooperation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's participation at the Somalia-Frontline States Summit to achieve enhanced regional security cooperation.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Council of Ministers have began performance evaluation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Council of Ministers have began performance evaluation, reviewing plans against activities performed over the past six months.


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Prime Minister Abiy Arrives in Khartoum

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in Khartoum, Sudan for a one day working visit and have been received by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

In the second meeting held during the visit to the Republic of Sudan, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed encouraged Vice President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo to tap into the abundant capacity of the Sudanese people in solving their own challenges.


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Prime Minister Abiy Encourages People, Political Parties Of Sudan To Find Homegrown Solution

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conferred with various Sudanese political parties engaged in the ongoing political process as well as members of the trilateral mechanism. In his discussions with the groups, he affirmed that Ethiopia’s non interventionist principle not only applies to its own experience but to others as well and encouraged the people of Sudan and all political parties to find home grown solutions.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed holds discussions with university lecturers

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with university lecturers from all universities throughout the country in a discussion on the role of scholars in national development. Participants posed various questions related to academic life as well as national development, peace and security issues. In the extensive discussion, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted the importance of academics and scholars doing the necessary for the nation in order to build the country all aspire for. He cautioned to temper expectations against various socio-economic challenges the country is confronted and rather play a stronger role in posing sound solutions. He also set a direction for follow-up by relevant authorities with regards to critical issues raised by participants.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed Joint Military Exercise by Air Force, Mechanized Infantry

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the joint military exercise conducted by the Air Force and Mechanized Infantry at Awash Arba Combat Technical School. The Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces highlighted efforts being undertaken to modernize the air and mechanized forces and strengthen capacity through modern weaponry. ENDF Chief of Staff Field Marshall Birhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff General Abebaw Tadesse, Air Force General Yilma Merdassa and Federal Police Commissioner General Demelash Gebremichael were in attendance of the program together with other high level military generals. Thereafter they reviewed improvements being made in Air Force readiness at the headquarters in Bishoftu.


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Ethiopia, Masdar Company of UAE Sign Joint Agreement To Develop Solar Photovoltaic Plants

Prime Minister Prime Minister together with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan witnesses the signing of an agreement with Masdar to develop two solar photovoltaic plants with a capacity of up to 500 megawatts, before the Prime Minister and his delegation returned to #Ethiopia.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in Abu Dhabi, UAE and currently attending the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global initiative championed by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar to accelerate sustainable development and advance economic, social and environmental progress.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the foreign ministers of France and Germany at the Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at the Office of the Prime Minister earlier today Ms. Catherine Collonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic and Ms. Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Prime Minister shared the progress of wide ranging reforms that Ethiopia has been undertaking over the past four years as well as the key outcomes and related challenges. Ethiopia’s relations with France and Germany span several decades. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appreciated the unwavering support of both countries over the past four years, while the two Ministers affirmed the continued cooperation and assistance in sustaining the reforms.


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The National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Committee convenes

The National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Committee reviewed the work done so far in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Thus far a large number of corruption-related tips have been received from the public. The committee is having these investigated and so far 110 investigation case have been initiated.


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Addis Weg Our People - Our Capacity

The monthly Addis Weg discussion was held on January 11, 2023 under the title “Our People - Our Capacity” with the purpose of drawing insights into capitalising on Ethiopia’s demographic dividend.


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Annual Christmas meal at Unity Park

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew host the annual Christmas meal at Unity Park for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and homeless youth.


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Christmas luncheon for workers engaged in various PMO-led projects.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew host a Christmas luncheon for workers engaged on various PMO led projects.


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Made In Ethiopia

As part of the #MadeInEthiopia tour, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and a delegation of senior government officials visited textile and apparel manufacturers in Kombolcha city of the Amhara Region. An initiative aiming to highlight the investment potential of the country, the #MadeInEthiopia campaign has achieved notable results within the past few months of its launch, particularly in export earnings of the manufacturing sector.


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Wolaita Sodo Flour and Bread Factory inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew inaugurated the Wolaita Sodo Flour and Bread Factory. Built within a 9-month period, the factory at its full capacity, the factory can produce 300k bread per day.


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Prime Minister Abiy held a constructive discussion with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a constructive discussion with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan over a host of issues including the implementation of the cessation of hostilities, the political and economic reform initiatives of the government, and the way forward on revitalizing the historical bilateral relationship.


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A moment at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Dinner

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with James Cleverly

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom in the city is Hawassa this afternoon. In addition to current issues, the discussions also focused on enhanced bilateral ties between the two countries.


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Unity Parking inaugurated

The long awaited Unity Parking was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and high level government officials. Sprawling over more than a 54,000 square meter area, the multifunctional building complex offers a modern, efficient and secure parking station for more than 1000 vehicles distributed across 4 basements, including disability accessible slots. A 105mt long tunnel below ground leads into Unity Park, making it suitable for visitors planning a day trip to leave their cars in the underground parking.


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17th Internet Governance Forum

At the opening ceremony of the 17th Internet Governance Forum held in Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted Ethiopia’s ICT and digital transformation journey and called upon the Forum to develop “tangible, pragmatic and implementable proposals.”


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave a training and mission direction on Ethiopia's foreign relations policy

Earlier today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave a training and mission direction on Ethiopia's foreign relations policy at the African Leadership Excellence Academy. The training was attended by young and senior diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and leadership of the Ministry.


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Prime Minister Abiy Discusses With Sudanese Delegation On Mutual Concern

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received this morning a delegation led by Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council member Lt. Gen Ibrahim Gaber to discuss issues of mutual concern.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation Arrives in Egypt

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other senior government leadership arrived in the SNNPR’s Gofa zone.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew, the Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives, Ato Tagese Chafo and other senior government leadership arrived in the SNNPR’s Gofa zone. They also reviewed the variety of produce in Docha Dembela kebele of Demba Gofa woreda.


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the opening of the phase two of Friendship Park

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with couples who celebrated their wedding on the opening of the phase two of Friendship Park. Those who replied to the call for couples who wished to get married on the day marking the project's completion had their ceremonies at the venue. The green development which hosts national and social events is a space where individuals of all ages can unwind. The park will be open to the public for the next week.


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The first African Youth Summit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the closing ceremony of the first African Youth Summit held in Addis Ababa. In his speech, he highlighted what young people can contribute to Africa's rise in each sector. He also presented awards to the families of former African leaders who had made extraordinary contributions to the Pan-African movement.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over a children's and youth sports facility near his office

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over a children's and youth sports facility near his office in order to encourage the creation of similar facilities where young people may exercise their bodies and acquire social skills.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and senior government leadership have arrived in Jimma.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew, and senior government leadership have arrived in Jimma. They inaugurated one of the schools built by the Office of the First Lady.


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Burayu Talent Development School inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today inaugurated the Burayu Talent Development School. The school is built in such a way that students can improve their technological skills without interrupting their regular education.


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Evaluation of main macroeconomic and Ministerial offices' first quarter plans.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is now presiding over a performance evaluation of main macroeconomic and Ministerial offices' first quarter plans.


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The soybean cluster farm in Tegede woreda, Gondar visited

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with the senior Government leaders visited a soybean cluster farm in Tegede woreda, Gondar, Amhara Region.


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Reviewed the progress of the Gorgora development project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and senior government leadership reviewed the progress of the Gorgora development project, which is part of the #DineforEthiopia initiative.


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10th Tana Forum held in Bahir Dar

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the opening ceremony of the 10th Tana Forum held in Bahir Dar. In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy mentioned activities undertaken in Ethiopia to lead the country to its desired future while addressing peace and security threats.


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Kenyan President visits Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed at Bole International Airport H.E. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya.


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Science Museum Inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the newly built Science Museum located in the heart of Addis Ababa. Together with the official opening of the Science Museum, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also launched the technology startups and public/private institution exhibition that will be on display and open to the public for the next several weeks.


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Somali President visits Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation held bilateral discussions with the delegation of the Federal Republic of Somalia led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The two leaders expressed the will and commitment to further strengthen relations between Ethiopia and Somalia, particularly focused on enabling a stable Horn Region.


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Cotton production in Middle Awash visited

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to the Middle Awash area of the Afar Region. Despite the fact that the area has historically been prone to flooding, 20,000 hectares of land are now producing cotton. Fruit production will follow, aided by an improved irrigation system.


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Cluster farms in Dugda and Bora zones visited

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tagese Chafo, the President of Oromia Region, Shimels Abdisa, and other senior officials visited a wheat cluster farm in the Oromia Region's Dugda and Bora zones. Prime Minister Abiy stated that during the new Ethiopian year, our country gets closer to meeting the goal of supplying export wheat.


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Prime Minister Abiy met with Sheikh Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received in his office this morning, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani, Chief of Asia-Pacific & Africa Investments at Qatar Investment Authority. The discussions revolved around exploring and expanding investments in Ethiopia.


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Premier visits Djibouti

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with a high level delegation are received by President Ismali Omar Guelleh at Djibouti City.


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Prime Minister Abiy received the 2022 Global Islamic Finance Award

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded as the 2022 Laureate of the Global Islamic Finance Award for efforts made in reforming Ethiopia’s finance sector.


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Premier arrives Nairobi to attend Kenyan President's inaugural ceremony

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Nairobi, Kenya to partake in the presidential inaugural ceremony.


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A New Year's luncheon held for the elderly and pensioners

In celebration of the Ethiopian New Year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew hosted pensioners and the elderly for a holiday luncheon.


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Houses constructed as part of the annual home renovation program handed over

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over houses built for the elderly and low-income residents of Abuare area on Volunteers Day. This handover is part of the annual home renovation project initiated by Prime Minister Abiy.


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Monthly Addis Weg held on 'Adversity, Victory, Hope' reviewing the ending Ethiopian year

The monthly Addis Weg discussion forum organized by the Press Secretariat unit of the Office of the Prime Minister held today with the title 'Adversity, Victory, Hope' and reviewed the government's major activities in terms of peace and security, politics, and economy in the 2014 Ethiopian calendar. National Security Adviser Ambassador Redwan Hussain, Prosperity Party Vice President Adem Farah, and Minister of Planning and Development Fitsum Assefa were among the panelists, moderated by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate Senior Editor Roza Mekonen. The work done to refine and strengthen the security apparatus was discussed in terms of peace and security, and it was stated that, despite obstacles, the security institutions are capable of protecting the country's sovereignty and the security of its citizens. It has been stated that the government is currently working to counter terrorist TPLF attacks and to establish long-term peace. In terms of politics, the formation of an inclusive government based on the results of the 6th national election, the first Prosperity Party conference, the centralization of the party's leadership, reform related activities and the national youth forum were all mentioned. Despite man-made and natural challenges, Ethiopia's economy is expanding, according to various economic indicators. Measures to assist citizens in dealing with inflation were also discussed. The program concluded after panelists responded to participants' questions.


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Premier in Algiers on an official visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew arrived in the North African city of Algiers for a working visit yesterday. A wreath-laying ceremony was held today at the Martyrs Monument in Algeria's capital, Algiers. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is welcomed by H.E. Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the Presidential Palace in Algiers, where the two leaders discussed Ethiopia-Algeria relations.


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National Youth Forum Concluded

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the national youth forum's closing event, titled "The Role of our Generation." He met with young people from across the country and is responding to questions forwarded by the participants.


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Briefing held on 18 August 2022 for International Media

The Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister briefed international media based in Ethiopia on current events. The briefing focused on current peace and security issues, the peace process, and humanitarian updates.


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The Green Legacy concluding ceremony held in Dire Dawa

The concluding ceremony for the four-year Green Legacy initiative was held in Dire Dawa city in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. In his message, Prime Minister Abiy said that concluding does not mean finalization of the Green Legacy initiative, but rather that the work of making Ethiopia greener will continue incorporating more facets.


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Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone Inaugurated

During the inauguration of the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed affirmed that such zones are very important to facilitate export and import. He also stated that trade zones like this will be multiplied in a way that will enable competition with the global trade system.


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Fafen Zone Cluster Farming Reviewed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somali Region President Mustafe Mohammed visited Fafen zone cluster farming. The Fafen zone grows wheat on over 127,000 hectares of farmland and is expected to yield more than 8 million quintals. Prime Minister Abiy stated that this is an example of turning previously forgotten areas into productive ones. He emphasized the importance of bolstering and expanding these efforts, and that all Ethiopians should focus their thoughts and actions on productivity and development.


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The GERD's third round of filling successfully completed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the successful completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam's third filling. Prime Minister Abiy stated that Abbay is our gift, and it is Ethiopia’s responsibility to use it, while also emphasizing that the three basin countries share in this gift. He reiterated that Ethiopia is working to ensure the benefits of the lower basin countries, saying that our Abbay River takes what it deserves while passing on what others deserve. He also congratulated all Africans on this milestone.


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The Second Turbine of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam starts generating power

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with President Sahlework Zewde, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and senior government officials, officiated over the the start of power generation by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam's second turbine. The Prime Minister congratulated all Ethiopians and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to those who are working tirelessly to bring this grand Ethiopian dream to realization. Prime Minister Abiy further emphasized that it is this generation's responsibility to build the country on a solid foundation and pass it on to the next generation.


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Macroeconomic Committee Meeting Held

The Macroeconomic Committee met this afternoon in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss general macroeconomic issues, the status of the Green Legacy initiative, and the focus of the 2015 fiscal year plan.


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The monthly Addis Weg round table discussion entitled "Youth: the Engineers of the Future Ethiopia" held

The monthly Addis Weg discussion platform, organized by the Office of the Prime Minister's Press Secretariat, was held entitled "Youth: the Engineers of the Future Ethiopia." The session emphasized the youth's contribution, role, and responsibility to Ethiopia's future. Ethiopian youth are encouraged to recognize and utilize their potential in order to develop themselves and their country by overcoming obstacles. The session featured young panelists and discussants who are making their mark in a variety of fields. Questions from the floor were answered by government officials.


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The Office of the Prime Minister's Press Secretariat & Permanent Correspondents planted their Green Legacy

The Office of the Prime Minister's Press Secretariat and permanent correspondents from both local and international media took part in the annual Green Legacy program and planted seedlings.


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Premier addressed questions from the HoPR on 7 July 2022

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the House of Peoples' Representatives 16th regular session and responded to questions from members of the House on a variety of topics including the national peace security situation, pipeline projects and green legacy.


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Premier attends the 39th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation attended the 39th Extraordinary Assembly of the IGAD Heads of State and Government in Nairobi, Kenya. On the sidelines of the meeting, Prime Minister Abiy met with the President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to discuss current regional and bilateral issues. Following the conclusion of the conference with a joint communiqué raising various issues of collective concern and interest, the Prime Minister and his delegation returned to Ethiopia.


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Première met with the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission for the first time

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met this afternoon for the first time members of the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission. The commissioner, Professor Mesfin Araya, presented the four month activities of the commission since its establishment in February 2022. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated the commitment of the Government of Ethiopia to the independent and inclusive dialogue process.


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Briefing held on 30 June 2022 for International Media

The Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister briefed international media in Ethiopia on current events. The briefing addressed current issues of peace and security, negotiations for peace, the humanitarian situation, and Green Legacy updates.


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Premier attends BRICS-Plus High-Level Dialogue

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended China's President Xi Jinping's BRICS Plus International Development Dialogue. The Prime Minister stated that such forums, when followed by collective actions, would significantly contribute to resolving the international community's multifaceted challenges.


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Fourth Round Green Legacy Seedling Planting Program launched

Green Legacy's fourth round began today in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and senior government officials. Prime Minister Abiy stated during the ceremony that the Green Legacy is a symbol of transcendental significance for the continent and an example of promising and accomplishing beyond planting seedlings. He also urged citizens to plant 100 seedlings each, as he planted the first ten of his goal of 100 seedlings today. The fourth round of Green Legacy is themed "Our Legacy for Our Generation."


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Human Development focused Projects visited in Addis Abeba

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited a number of projects that were launched in Addis Abeba in a short period of time. These include urban farming sites and feeding centers for low-income members of the community.


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Premier & First Lady Reviewed Pipeline Projects in Southern Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with high level federal and regional officials reviewed pipeline projects in SNNPR. They have also presided over the inauguration of a secondary school built in Sidama Region through the First Lady’s office in the second round of schools construction project.


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Quarterly Addis Weg discussion platform underway on Extremism

The quarterly Addis Weg program, hosted by the Press Secretariat of the Prime Minister's Office, is currently underway with the theme 'Searching for the Golden Mean Among Extremes.' This one-and-a-half-day session examines the definition, context, and historical trajectories of extremism, as well as its manifestations and consequences, and concludes with preventive actions.


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Premier addressed questions from the HoPR

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the 13th regular session of the House of Peoples' Representatives and answered questions from members of the House on a variety of topics.


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Premier held talks with Italy's Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio to discuss national and regional issues of mutual interest.


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Premier presided over Somali President's Inauguration Ceremony

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia for newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's inauguration.


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Briefing held for International Media

The Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister briefed the international media on current affairs. The briefing focused on the Prime Minister's activities, the Green Legacy initiative, the drought caused by climate change and the government's response, and the provision of humanitarian relief in northern Ethiopia.


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Police Leadership & Members Honored for outstanding Acts

Under the motto "Our Sacrifice for the Unity of Our Country and the Peace of Our People," a recognition and appreciation program was held for the leadership and members of the police force. Police leaders and members have been recognized for their heroic and outstanding work during the law enforcement campaign, the Operation for National Unity in Diversity campaign, and other police activities. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who presided over the event, stated that the security institutions are being built to protect the country from destructive forces and to ensure the next generation inherits a peaceful Ethiopia.


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Natural endowments & Pipeline Projects visited in Bale Zone

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, senior government officials, and former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn visited natural endowments in Bale Zone of Oromia Region and reviewed pipeline projects.


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Dialysis Centre realized through Public-Private Partnership

Private investments in the medical sector are essential to achieve national health sector goals. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the inauguration of a kidney transplant and dialysis centre which is the result of a public private partnership between Dagmawi Menilik Comprehensive Specialised Hospital, under the auspices of the Addis Ababa Health Bureau, and YeAb Medical Center. With a capacity of intaking 90 patients per day at full capacity, the centre complies with international standards in the provision of dialysis service, particularly to sections of society with low to no income. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commended the endeavours and highlighted that the centre is a demonstration of what individuals and groups of people can achieve when responding to their professions and inner calling.


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Cadets of Black Lion Course graduated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the 69th graduation ceremony of the Ethiopian Military Academy. Graduates from various disciplines who participated in the Black Lion course were elevated to the rank of second lieutenant. The Prime Minister urged the graduates to work hard in preparation for their future roles as leaders of Ethiopia.


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Premier took part on the 15th Extraordinary AU Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the 15th Extraordinary African Union Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference, and currently participating. During the opening session, First Lady Zinash Tayachew also attended.


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Premier, First Lady and delegates in Abuja for Official Visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayechew, accompanied by a high level delegation, arrive in Abuja, Nigeria for a two day working visit. Following a colorful official welcoming reception at Aso Rock Presidential Palace by President Muhammadu Buhari, they held a bilateral meeting with the Nigerian delegation.


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‘Each One Feed One’ event held with selected women Residents of Addis

As part of the 'Each One Feed One' campaign, the Office of the Prime Minister provided backyard grown vegetables to 220 women from Addis Abeba's 11 sub-cities today. The backyard/urban farming initiative within the premises was visited as a demonstration of how to grow basic vegetables in our homes in an inventive method. During the event, Teferi Fikre, the Head of the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs, stated that it is critical to make it a habit to creatively reduce space constraints and create food in our homes. He also stated that expert support in urban farming is accessible at the sub-city, woreda, and kebele levels, and encouraged responsible engagement in producing food at household level through such initiatives.


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First batch of F.D.R.E. Defense War College graduated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the first F.D.R.E. Defense War College graduation ceremony. 38 professionals from various backgrounds have been trained and graduated from the college. Prime Minister Abiy urged the graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to share it with others.


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Monthly Addis Weg held on 'National Productivity'

The Press Secretariat Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister convened the monthly Addis Weg under the theme 'National Productivity.' Dr. Tamrat Haile, a historian, and Professor Daniel Kitaw, an industrial engineer from Addis Ababa Univeristy shared key perspectives during the session moderated by Government Communication Service State Minister Selamawit Kassa. Productivity is critical for our country to get from where we are now to where we aspire to be. Productivity was investigated via the lenses of history, work culture, and psychological attitudes toward labor. The roles of citizens, institutions, and government in increasing productivity were also explored. Experts from diverse fields provided their perspectives on the matter, including economics, law, industry, labor, and skills.


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Honorary Doctorates awarded to AfDB President and We Build CEO

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over Addis Ababa University’s honorary degree commemoration ceremony, at which AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina and We Build's Pietro Salini received honorary doctorates in agricultural economics and engineering, respectively. Prime Minister Abiy expressed his optimism that African youth would forge such examples of excellence.


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Soufflet Malt Ethiopia Share Company inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the inauguration of the Soufflet Malt Ethiopia Share Company. The company, which occupies 10 hectares of land in the Bole Lemi Industrial Park, is Africa's first of its kind. It will supply agroprocessing inputs for malt production through 50,000 smallholder farmers. The process also adds value and enables overall skill development. The company is expected to save Ethiopia remittance costs by locally producing barley and other value-chain products.


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Parties contribution to the law enforcement campaign recognized

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded federal level security forces and institutions during the Amhara regional government's thanksgiving and recognition ceremony, for contributions to the law enforcement operations. Prime Minister Abiy stated that coming together for a common cause will allow us to overcome adversity and build long-term prosperity for the country.


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Construction of the extradosed bridge over the Abbay River & the connecting road reviewed

During his brief stay in Bahir Dar, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the status of the construction of the bridge on the Abbay River as well as the construction of a road from Bahir Dar to the new bridge. The bridge is 380 meters long and 43 meters broad, while the road is 4.7 kilometers long. The construction is scheduled to be finished next year and stands at 62% project progress.


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The annual Home Renovation Program launched

Early this morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the annual home renovations program for impoverished communities in the Aware area. It is to be recalled that the Prime Minister launched this annual initiative in the first year of his premiership four years ago with the intention of rehabilitating housing for elderlies, the infirm, disabled and the economically disadvantaged sections of society. Since then, every year the home renovations program has ensued prior to the start of the rainy season. This year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is utilising the proceeds of sale of his book 'Ye Medemer Menged' to finance the construction of housing units for up to 23 identified individuals in the Aware area.


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Western Command Preparedness Evaluated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with high level federal and regional officials as well as ENDF Generals reviewed the joint military preparedness drill of the Western Command in the Amhara region.


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'Let Ethiopia Produce' movement launched

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the launch event for the 'Let Ethiopia Produce' movement. The movement, as part of the 10-year development plan for the industry sector intends to address the challenges that producers at all levels confront during the manufacturing process. During the event, 81 micro, small, medium, and large scale industrial enterprises were recognized for their outstanding performance in the sector. Prime Minister Abiy urged industries to work tirelessly, stating that the industry requires years of hard work.


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'Each one feed one' event organised to encourage backyard farming

This morning, the Office of the Prime Minister organized a 'each one feed one' event for low-income community members from surrounding areas. During the program, guests were given vegetables produced on the office grounds as well as backyard farming equipment created from recyclable materials. Alemtsehay Paulos, State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, encouraged participants to use their experience from seeing the urban farming activities within the premises and become part of the urban farming initiative by producing their own food.


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‘Each one feed one’ activity held for the staff at the Office of the Prime Minister

As part of the 'each one feed one' campaign, gardeners, cleaners, messengers and drivers working at the Office of the Prime Minister were shared vegetables that are produced on the grounds to demonstrate the backyard farming initiative.


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Premier hosted a luncheon with Christian denomination leaders

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted a luncheon for Christian denomination leaders on the occasion of Easter. Leaders of various churches participated in the lunch program and took the opportunity to discuss ways in which the government and the clergy could work together to address Ethiopia's challenges.


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ENDF Commands in Woldia visited ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations

On the occasion of the upcoming Eid Al Fatir celebration, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with the President of the Amhara Regional State, Dr. Yilikal Kefale and higher government and ENDF officials visited the National Defense Force Southern, Eastern, 6th and 8th Commands in Weldia town of North Wollo Zone. In his remarks to officers, Prime Minister Abiy encouraged them to continue enhancing preparedness to 1) maximize winning opportunities; 2) build a victorious morale; and 3) reduce risks. He also expressed the importance of cultivating a responsible generation and preparing the field to handover a prosperous Ethiopia.


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The Lemi Cement Project, which will produce 10,000 tons of cement when completed, was visited

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and senior government officials visited the Lemi Cement project in North Shoa Zone of the Amhara Region. The site which will produce 10,000 tons per day of cement at full capacity when completed, will be the largest cement factory in Ethiopia. Private sector development in the prioritized sectors of mining, agriculture, tourism and ICT is expected to boost the economy.


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Meeting held to discuss issues raised by Addis Ababa City Residents

In an effort to address a variety of challenges raised by Addis Ababa residents regarding city issues, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened the Addis Ababa City Administration cabinet, where a 9 month report was presented. The discussion held afterwards touched on a number of topics, including service delivery, land grabbing, housing administration, and land management. Issues that needed to be resolved were highlighted, and the Prime Minister provided further directions. After the meeting, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the meeting participants reviewed backyard farming efforts within the Office as part of the Prime Minister's urban farming initiative. The reviewed backyard farming sites, which include fodder and compost production, demonstrate how to conserve water, recycle materials, and overcome space constraints in a way that inspires urban dwellers to forge ahead.


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The Prime Minister spent Easter with vulnerable Community members

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held an Easter holiday lunch program for 230 elders and various community members. He mentioned the holiday needs to be celebrated through the spirit of sharing and considering those in need.


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Premier visited the Central Command of the ENDF & Communities of Sekota town

On the Eve of Easter, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Central Command of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and communities of Sekota town, Wag Hemra Zone of the Amhara region. During his discussion with community members, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed praised the architectural excellence and philosophical foundation of the Agew people, highlighting the importance of capitalizing on these assets and maintaining unity to overcome challenges. Noting the recent experience of conflict in the vicinity, he emphasized enabling peace entails building peace within with a commitment to becoming peaceful agents.


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Food distributed to those in need as part of the ‘Each One feed One’ initiative

As a continuation of the ‘Each one Feed One’ initiative launched in 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared essential food items with 200 impoverished individuals comprising the elderly, the disabled and young children during a handover ceremony held at Unity Park earlier this afternoon. The food items, which include wheat, teff, oil, sugar and macaroni are intended to support the selected households in the short term. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also provided the beneficiaries with start up backyard seedlings of spinach and salad variety as part of efforts to encourage home grown vegetables using recyclable materials.


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The Premier attended the fourth EBC-CBE Sports Award Ceremony

The 4th EBC-CBE Sports Award ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. As he congratulated the winners, he stated that sports require personal and collective efforts as well as hard work, have the potential to support national image building, and require adhering to rules and regulations, all of which are transferable to nation building efforts.


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Premier hosted Iftar Dinner for various Community Members

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted an Iftar dinner for members of the Muslim community both yesterday and today. The dinner was hosted today for migrant returnees from Saudi Arabia. The repatriation of citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia will be stepped up.


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The monthly Addis Weg round table discussion entitled “Rising Costs of Living: Causes and Remedial Actions” held today

The monthly Addis Weg hosted by the Press Secretariat Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister focused on the causes of rising living costs and potential solutions. Rosa Mekonnen, EBC journalist moderated the panel, which included Dr. Nemera Gebeyehu, State Minister for the Ministry of Planning and Development, Melese Menale, Senior Macroeconomic Advisor for the National Bank, and Yirgalem Enyew, Cooperatives Marketing Director for the Ethiopian Cooperative Commission. The panelists highlighted the nature and causes of inflation as well as remedial actions. Incompatibility between demand and supply, product distribution and marketing deficit, budget administration deficit, unnecessarily long supply chain process, and issues of increasing production and productivity were thoroughly discussed. The government's short and long-term actions, as well as the nation's role in alleviating the situation, have all been discussed. Long-term government interventions include homegrown economic reform and increased production and productivity. The government's immediate solutions include summer wheat and cereal production, subsidizing and distributing consumer goods, giving franco-valuta privilege for basic consumer goods, and attempting to improve and shorten the supply chain. The public was urged to have realistic expectations about what the government can do and to participate in activities that increase productivity, such as urban farming, as well as to exercise their regulatory roles. Expert opinion from field experts focused on the impact of international events on the Ethiopian economy, consumer subsidy and purchase, consumer goods marketing and distribution as well as measures to ensure supply and demand balance.


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Djibouti President Paid a two-day State Visit to Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, for a two-day official visit. The two leaders met with delegations from the respective countries to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Among the issues raised were strengthening of trade, agricultural investment, joint infrastructure development, tourism, energy, and other sectors with economic focus.


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Summer wheat productivity Reviewed in Adama Word

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accompanied by Mr. Taufila Nyamadzab, World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 and Ousmane Dione, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea visited cluster wheat productivity in East Shewa Zone, Adama Woreda of the Oromia Region. With Ethiopia’s aspirations to replace wheat imports through enhanced local production, various regions have been maximizing efforts accordingly. Oromia Region has thus far cultivated wheat on 355,000 hectares.


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Premier reviewed Status of the Gorgora Project

The status of the Gorgora project, which is part of the Dine for Ethiopia initiative, was reviewed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and senior government officials. Prime Minister Abiy said a lot of work has been done in the past few months, adding that the completion of the project will support the Ethiopian economy by strengthening the tourism sector.


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Summer wheat productivity assessed in Amhara Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with the Presidents of the Amhara, Oromia and South Region as well as other higher government officials visited west Dembia woreda in the Central Gonder Zone of the Amhara Region to review summer wheat productivity. The region has currently developed 240,000 hectares for wheat, teff, barley and has a potential of developing 1.2mil hectares. On wheat production, the region has thus far developed 41,000 hectares with a plan of developing 80,000 hectares. Upon achieving the target, it is expected that the region will cultivate up to 2mil quintals of wheat.


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Medical professionals praised for their service during Operation for National Unity in Diversity

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended a ceremony held in honor of health professionals who served during Operation National Unity in Diversity and thanked them for their exceptional service.


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Leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister paid visit to the Ethiopian Customs Commission

Ato Teferi Fikre, Head at the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and other leadership visited the Customs Commission to review the ergonomic changes made in the institution. The visit revealed that the improvements made are human development oriented and supported by technology.


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Inauguration Ceremony held for Adama Steel Factory’s Expansion Project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, together with senior Federal and Regional government officials inaugurated the Adama Steel Factory expansion project. During the ceremony, the Prime Minister urged Ethiopian industries to produce basic inputs for the construction sector.


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Premier addressed questions from the HoPR

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the House of Peoples' Representatives' 3rd Urgent Session and answered questions forwarded from the members of the House on a variety of topics.


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The First Turbine of the GERD has began generating power

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew along with senior Federal and Regional leaders presided over the commencement ceremony of power generation from Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s first turbine. Ethiopia’s sustainable and generational benefit from her own Abbay river begins with the power generation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Fully funded by Ethiopians, the GERD is an emblem of persistence and unity.


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Premier attended the AU-EU Summit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation are in Brussels, Belgium to take part in the 6th EU-AU Summit. On the sidelines of the summit, he also held talks with the President of the EU Council, the EU Commissioner for International Partnership, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of Germany, the President of France and the Prime Minister of Sweden.


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The New CBE Headquarters Inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew attended the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. He urged Ethiopian banks to build their capacity to compete with international banks. In addition, he reiterated that the bank's loan system should not only benefit a few investors, but also the farmers, pastoralists and people who own their assets.


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Premier visited agricultural development in Jimma & around the city

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed along with the Oromia Regional State President Shimeles Abdissa and senior federal and regional leadership visited the ongoing agricultural development in Jimma zone and around Jimma city. During the visit, the World Bank Regional Director and the UNECA Executive Director were also present. The yield gained from coffee, summer wheat, avocado, banana and apiculture clusters is encouraging. Prime Minister Abiy implied that the level of productivity is an indication of Ethiopia's efforts to ensure food security and to increase revenue by exporting products beyond serving the domestic market.


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Security Sector Lauded for Contributions during the AU Summit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his gratitude for the Security Sector's efforts in ensuring the success of the 35th AU Summit during a ceremony held in honor of their contributions.


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Meetings held on the sidelines of the AU Summit

While attending the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held bilateral and sideline meetings with the presidents of Djibouti, Zambia, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal & Burundi to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest. He also held discussions with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed and the President of African Development Bank Group Akinwumi Adesina, reiterating Ethiopia’s commitment to work together.


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Event held for African Leaders at the Friendship Square

In an event held in honour of African Heads of State and Government as well as their delegations attending the 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted the importance of intra-Africa tourism as a catalyst for cultural exchange, understanding, economic growth and collaboration between African destinations.

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Premier paid a working visit to the UAE

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation travelled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for an official working visit. The Prime Minister met with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss issues of mutual interest.


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Drought-affected areas in Somali region visited

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with a high-level delegation arrive in the capital of the Somali Regional State and received by the regional President Mustefe Omer. The delegation visited drought affected areas in the region to review relief efforts being undertaken. Prime Minister Abiy reiterated that immediate relief measures and sustainable solutions to prevent occurrence of drought will continue strengthened.


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Media Personnel & Musical Artists who Supported the National Operation Recognized

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recognized media personnel and musical artists in a gratitude ceremony organized to thank them for their contributions during “Operation Unity in Diversity.”


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Discussions held with Representatives and Members of Diaspora Associations

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met and discussed on various issues with associations and members of the Ethiopian Diaspora community that travelled as part of the Great Ethiopian Homecoming.


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Premier attends a Great Ethiopian Homecoming Fundraiser

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew attended a fundraising event held as part of the Great Ethiopian Home Coming. Prime Minister Abiy explained that one of the goals of this call is to enable youth of Ethiopian descent to come to know their country and be partakers of Ethiopia’s endowments. He also said that this is the first call which will be expanded in the coming years.


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Ceremony held to Commemorate Defense Forces & Inaugurate the Defense Headquarters

A ceremony was held to commemorate the FDRE Defense Forces and inaugurate the new Defense Headquarters. Members of the armed forces who have performed exceptional acts of bravery were also recognized and awarded. The Ministry's new headquarters located on an area of 13,000 square meters houses various conference halls, a library, research centers and a state of the art information center.


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Rank Promotion Ceremony held for the ENDF

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the Ethiopian National Defense Forces rank promotion ceremony in the presence of senior government officials. Ethiopia has introduced the title of Field Marshal General and awarded the rank to General Berhanu Jula, in light of his extraordinary acts in the face of a national crisis. A total of 100 members of the Defense Forces have been given rank promotion.


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Performance of Federal Ministries Evaluated

The Council of Ministers held a two-day evaluation meeting of the 100-day deliverables by all ministries. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stressed that the evaluations have enabled identifying what needs to be corrected, reinforced and elevated.


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Abrehot Multipurpose Library Inaugurated by Premier

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated Abrehot Multipurpose Library built at a cost of over 1.1 billion birr in the presence of senior officials. "Knowledge is the key to unlocking the yoke of ignorance and Abrehot Library is a key to unlocking the many locked paths" he said during the ceremony.


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Addis Weg:- "Preserving Existence and Sustaining Development"

The monthly Addis Weg, hosted by the Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister, was held today with Minister for Government Communications Agency Dr. Legesse Tulu, Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Minister Ambassador Redwan Hussein as presenters and Senior Adviser at the Prime Minister's Office, Daniel Kibret moderating the session. The session covered the current situation and adversities faced by Ethiopia, the need to address and reverse it and also to pursue the path of sustainable development. Dr. Legesse Tulu shared that in order to thwart the terrorist TPLF's preparations to disrupt the country, a concerted effort was made after the declaration of the state of emergency in strengthening leadership, technology capabilities and supplies for the army. As a result, it has been made possible to avert the threat within a short period of time. He also said that the information and communication is delivered in a more synchronized manner. Explaining the efforts made in diplomacy and to rectify the misinformation disseminated by foreign media, Ambassador Redwan Hussein praised the work done by Ethiopians, especially in the Diaspora, to clarify Ethiopia’s position. The Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide indicated that next actions will be towards assessing the damage made by the terrorist group and allocating a budget for rehabilitation. Experts provided their reflections on efforts to salvage national existence in history, lasting collaboration with security forces, psychological preparedness and national security, addressing international media, reducing the economic burden of the war as well as accessibility and sustainability of humanitarian assistance. Audiences shared their thoughts, and panelists answered questions. Daniel Kibret, concluded the program by emphasizing the need for a national consultation that will create consensus on unresolved issues in order to sustain development, military, economic and diplomatic issues.


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Briefing held on Current Affairs

The Prime Minister's Office briefed international media on current affairs. The briefing focused on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's stay in Turkey, the humanitarian situation in Northern Ethiopia, the war and the destruction caused by the terrorist TPLF, the UN Human Rights Council resolution, and national consultations.


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Premier attended the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday to attend the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, where they held talks with President Erdogan ahead of the summit. Following the conclusion of the summit, Prime Minister Abiy and his delegation have returned to Ethiopia.


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National Security Council convenes to discuss current security issues

The National Security Council discussed current security issues in the country and set forth future directions.


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Office of the Prime Minister held a press briefing for International Media

Office of the Prime Minister held a press briefing to international media. The briefing focused on the current situation in northern Ethiopia, the destruction wrought by the terrorist TPLF in the Amhara and Afar regions, the humanitarian situation as well as the positive contribution of the Diaspora in supporting their country and response to the Great Ethiopian Homecoming.


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Teachers and Students lauded for their Support in Gathering Harvest

Following the Ministry of Education's decision to pause secondary school education for a week so that teachers and students extend support in gathering harvest, Prime Minister Abiy expressed his gratitude to the students and teachers and said “in unity, we will continue persevering as a nation!”


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Ethiopians and Friends of Ethiopia receive a call for the ‘Great Ethiopian Home Coming’

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called upon Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia around the world to respond to the challenge ‘Great Ethiopian Home Coming’ and be among the 1 million people to come to Ethiopia by 7 January 2022.


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Office of the Prime Minister briefs International Media on Current Affairs

The Prime Minister's Office briefed the international media on current affairs. The statement provided details on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's decision to lead the army from the battlefront and the outcomes, the implementation of the state of emergency, updates on humanitarian assistance, the current situation of peace and security in Ethiopia, the conduct of the inter-ministerial taskforce formed in response to the report issued by EHRC & the OHCHR on human rights situation in northern Ethiopia and the disinformation campaign against Ethiopia. In addition, message for some members of the international community was shared while a call for 1 million Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia to come home on 7 January 2021 was announced.


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Premier hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta who came to Ethiopia for a one day work visit and discussed bilateral issues of interest.


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‘Addis Weg’ hosted under the theme "A Call for Existence and to save Ethiopia"

The Office of the Prime Minister hosted the monthly ‘Addis Weg,’ program under the title "A Call for Existence and to save Ethiopia." As Ethiopia is currently faced with adversity, the platform suggested strategies to combat destructive thoughts and actions that emerge as a result of false and distorted information.


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The Atrocious Attack against Northern Command Commemorated

The atrocious attack against Northern Command committed by the terrorist TPLF, in defiance of the country's existence, last November 4, 2020 was commemorated under the theme "I will never forget, I am the Ethiopian army!" In a message delivered on the same day, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on Ethiopians stand in unity to thwart the enemy's plan, saying that "those heroes who died in a treason attack on the army on October 24 were from all over Ethiopia. Hence, Ethiopia was attacked."


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Third Round Federal Taxpayers’ Recognition Ceremony held

The third round Federal Taxpayers’ Recognition Ceremony was held in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The program recognized 300 registered businesses that have maintained transparent conduct and paid their taxes in a timely manner. In addition, heads of three companies have been awarded special prizes for exposing corruption.


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Premier presented proposed members of Council of Ministers

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presents his proposal for members of the Council of Ministers during the House of Peoples Representatives session today. From 22 Ministerial portfolios, three proposed leaders represent competing political parties. Ethiopia's new beginnings is marked by commitment to inclusivity.


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Formation of the new FDRE Government took place

Following the results of the sixth national election, the formation of the new   government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia took place. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in at the 6th joint session of House of Federation and the House of Peoples' Representatives.


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Addis Weg held under the theme  "New Beginning in New Spirit - Government Formation and Nation Building"

The monthly Addis Weg program was held under the theme "New Beginning in New Spirit - Government Formation and Nation Building". Major undertakings in terms of state building, independent institution building and developing trust between the government and the people, as well as strengthening democratic systems have been raised. The program also covered core areas of reform in improving the structure of the national security system, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the civil service, and to major improvements in macroeconomics.


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Three volumes of the ‘Megabit to Megabit’ book unveiled

The Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister unveiled three volumes of the ‘Megabit to Megabit’ books which comprise the speeches and statements issued by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on various occasions. The speeches and statements convey thoughts on national, regional and international issues shared by the Prime Minister over a span of three years. With a new government formation upon Ethiopia by October 4th, 2021 the speeches and statements of the Prime Minister compiled within the three Aprils since the transition of power in 2018 is aimed to historically document the various key government undertakings through the activities of the Prime Minister.


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National Security Council convenes on Peace and Security

The National Security Council undertook an evaluation of peace and security issues throughout the country and set direction for subsequent tasks to carry out.


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The Premier celebrated Ethiopian New Year's at Mai-Tebri Front

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed celebrated Ethiopian New Year with members of the Defense Forces at Mai-Tebri front. Prime Minister Abiy expressed his happiness to celebrate the holiday with the army and affirmed that Ethiopia will stand by the Defense Forces as they stood by her at this crucial time.


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Music albums entitled "About Ethiopia" and "Biyya koo" Inaugurated

Ethiopian artists came together and to produce and release two albums entitled "About Ethiopia" and "Biyya koo". At the releasing ceremony of the two albums, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed praised the artists for their initiative and remarked that Ethiopia is thankful to all the professionals that took part in the work.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a working visit to Ghana

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in Accra, Ghana for a one day working visit where the Prime Minister met with President Nana Akufo-Addo.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a working visit to Ghana

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in Accra, Ghana for a one day working visit where the Prime Minister met with President Nana Akufo-Addo.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a working visit to Senegal

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussions with President Macky Sall in a meeting that included their respective delegations. The two leaders held extensive talks on bilateral and African issues which included common understanding on strengthening partnerships for continental growth and integration. Prime Minister Abiy noted the visible changes that Senegal has undertaken under the Presidency of H.E. Macky Sall. He shared the need to work together in strengthening continental integration, capitalizing on shared resources and tapping into a young human capital for continental economic prosperity. On his part, President Macky Sall congratulated Ethiopia for a successful conclusion to the elections and reiterated the commitment to work in close cooperation on a shared vision.


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Third Round Green Legacy Concluded

The 2021 Green Legacy edition was officially closed in Adama in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew and higher level federal and regional leaders. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his closing statements indicated that Green Legacy program is a demonstration of our national capacity to launch and complete activities and tasks per set targets. While the initiative set a 20bil target in four years, within a 3 year period, more than 18bil seedlings have been planted. He further remarked that the milestones achieved in the planning and implementation of the annual initiative need to be duplicated in various sectors, facilitating Ethiopia’s inevitable prosperity.


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Premier paid Official Visit to Uganda

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Kampala, Uganda earlier this morning. Prime Minister Abiy and President Yoweri Museveni held discussions on strengthening bilateral ties and on regional issues of mutual concern.


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Premier paid Official Visit to Rwanda

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for a working visit during which the Prime Minister will be meeting with President Paul Kagame.


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Premier handed over keys for renovated homes

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over the keys for the newly renovated homes that had been going reconstruction over the past weeks after he initiated the launch of the annual house renovations program in June 2021.


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Premier took part in the G20 Compact with Africa Conference

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed participated virtually in the G20 Compact with Africa Conference convened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel this afternoon. Under the title “Framework Conditions for Business and Investment”, the conference focused on how to drive forward the framework conditions for more business and investment opportunities in Compact countries. In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed explained the progress of Ethiopia’s homegrown economic reforms through which macroeconomic, structural and sectoral reforms have been put into place to create a conducive investment climate.


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Press Briefing held today on Current Affairs

The Office of the Prime Minister held a briefing for international media on current affairs. Core points from the briefing are summarized as below: 1. Latest humanitarian response update in Northern Ethiopia: (a) Amhara and Afar regions: Due to the terrorist TPLF’s incursions, the number of displaced in the Amhara and Afar regions have surpassed 500,000 requiring urgent humanitarian assistance. It is estimated that 4.5million people have also been affected as a result of these incursions and related destruction. In addition to National Emergency Coordination Centre, Regional ECCs have been activated in Afar & Amhara regions and Emergency Incident Posts installed. The support for the Amhara and Afar regions is still sparse and requires partners to scale up assistance as many lives are equally impacted. Assessment of damages due to the aggression by TPLF is being conducted in Afar and Amhara regions. (b) Tigray Reigion: As of 25 Aug. 2021, 457 trucks have been deployed to Tigray Region. Check points are reduced from 7 to 3 to enable efficient transit of humanitarian assistance. Of the initially arranged 4 humanitarian access inlets to Tigray 3 are now inaccessible due to attacks by TPLF forces. Only one inlet via Afar remains with intermittent access. Around 20 partners are providing humanitarian assistance to the Tigray region. More than ETB 59M has been transferred by partners between July 14 & August 14 to the region. Provision of agricultural supplies has continued after the humanitarian ceasefire through partners. Service to Eritrean refugees in Tigray region disrupted putting the lives of tens of thousands at stake. Orchestrated and heinous attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray by TPLF targeted Shimelba, Hitsats, Mai-aini and Adi-harush camps looting, abducting and killing many. 2. Challenges the Government faced in facilitating humanitarian assistance: Access blockage by TPLF’s continued attacks at humanitarian aid access corridors & diversion of food aid and medicines intended for civilians. While agreed upon timeframe for loaded trucks to unload and return is 3-5 days, 72 vehicles haven’t returned since 21 July. While there is record keeping and reporting system for utilized food and non-food items, no such report was received in the past 3 months from partners. 3. Crimes by TPLF in Afar & Amhara Regions: TPLF attack continued the past week killing civilians, looting and destructing properties. In North and South Gondar zones, TPLF looted medical equipment and destroyed medical facilities including the Nefas Mewucha City Hospital. In North Wollo, TPLF left killing a number of livestock which is a critical foundation of livelihood for citizens residing there.In Afar, in Kilbet Rasu Zone, Berhale woreda, TPLF attacked schools, government district offices, health centres, water reservoirs and civilian residences.


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South Sudan President pays official visit to Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received President Salva Kiir and his delegation this morning for an official visit to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Prime Minister Abiy briefed President Salva Kiir and the delegation on current issues in the country; including the positive economic performance of key sectors despite the many challenges including COVID19; he also shared examples of the enhanced democratic practices being experienced in the country for the first time and affirmed his government’s priority to domestic and regional peace as a first priority. President Salva Kiir on his part, congratulated the Prime Minister and the Government for the peaceful conclusion of the 6th National Election; he also commended the successful second filling of the GERD and reaffirmed that South Sudan’s continues to attach great importance to the relations with Ethiopia. He condemned the attack of the Northern Command by TPLF which initiated an armed conflict and appreciated the Government’s effort to safeguard the Constitutional order, highlighting non-interference by external parties in Ethiopia’s current domestic challenge.


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Addis Weg entitled ‘Resilience for National Existence’ held at the PMO

The monthly Addis Weg entitled ‘Resilience for National Existence’ was hosted today August 25, 2021 at the Office of the Prime Minister's Office. Habiba Faris, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation moderated the session with Col. Getnet Adane the Director of Public Relations at the Ministry of Defence, Sertse Fresbhat the Deputy Head of the Addis Ababa Culture and Arts Sector, Mamo Mihretu PMO Policy Adviser, and renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Mihret Debebe as panelists. Colonel Getnet recalled the efforts undertaken to improve the structure, organisation, benefits of the defence forces in the attempt to build an independent institution after the reform, noting that the process took place amidst multiple challenges. It is a remarkable achievement that the army has been able to reclaim the unlawfully seized properties of the country in small numbers and with lesser number of armaments. The situation has brought our people together, it has revealed the amazing potential of women army members, and encouraged multitudes to join and support the army. Our country is built on a solid foundation, it is not just a shack for anyone to dismantle, he said. Recalling the contribution the arts had towards overcoming various challenges our country faced in the past, Sertse Fresbhat recalled that Ethiopian history is rich in artists whose work contributed to victory. He noted that the institutional breakdown that reigned before the reform had severely damaged the capacity and impacts of the arts. However, there still are outstanding works of art that nurture patriotism. Mamo Mihretu stressed that resilience is beyond resisting adversity and moving the country forward. It is also the skill of turning challenges into opportunities and coming out victorious. Mamo cited major developments in the economic sector since the reform which include efforts towards increasing production and productivity, debt reduction and cancellation, increasing foreign exchange capacity, and strengthening revenue. He noted that there was challenge in terms of yielding significant results through the measures taken to control inflation. He also indicated that immediate and varied solutions are being implemented. He reiterated that resilience is not the absence of challenges but the turning of challenges into opportunities and opportunities into success. Dr. Mihret Debebe said resilience is about staying unshaken, looking forward and coming together rather than disintegrating. He observed that the current situation in the country has brought about resilience. In addition to continuing the existence of the country, the focus of this resilience is to ensure that opportunities this next generation has, do not go to waste. Resilience requires a clear vision, seizing opportunities, as well as faith. Resilience is looking into the future with hope. We would be amazed at the gains if we all persevere and take responsibility towards the security of our country just as much as our defense forces, he said. Participants also shared their views based on history, military science, the arts, and psychology. The program was concluded after final remarks from the panelists.


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Office of the Prime Minister Embraces Remote Office Technologies

Office of the Prime Minister recently received 10 sets of tele conferencing equipment called IdeaHub from global ICT giant Huawei. Currently these devices are deployed in multiple conference rooms for daily use in meetings and video-conferences. This donation was made during the time when in-person meetings are discouraged because of the global pandemic COVID-19. The Office of the Prime Minister appreciates this donation from Huawei as it helps digitize the office and advocates remote office when possible as it reduces the risk of COVID transmission while increasing efficiency.


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PMO Staff donates blood to ENDF

Staff members of the Office of the Prime Minister undertook a blood drive to donate blood for the Ethiopian National Defense Forces in response to the national call and expressing their support.


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Press briefing held on current affairs

The Office of the Prime Minister held a briefing for international media on current affairs. Core points of the briefing are as follows: 1. Humanitarian updates: As of 19 August 2021, 318 trucks of humanitarian assistance have arrived in Mekele. The more than 300,000 displaced people in the Amhara and Afar regions due to TPLF’s aggressions have been receiving humanitarian assistance through the government and WFP. Regional Emergency coordination centre has been established to facilitate movement of trucks along Afar routes to Tigray, as well as to coordinate emergency assistance to displaced people. The coordination centre located in Semera comprises federal institutions/regional counterparts and from partners WFP and UNOCHA. 2. Continued aggressions by TPLF: TPLF continued terrorizing civilian communities in the Amhara region; looting properties, destroying hospitals, health centres and other infrastructure on its destructive path. It is attacking farming communities, threatening them with death if they don’t indicate to them access routes; assassinating those that forcibly show them routes after they reached their destinations; abducting male and female youth. The terrorist group has decimated the small rural farming community of Agamsa in Qobo. In Debre Tabor, in the terrorist group’s failed attempts to enter the town, they undertook indiscriminate shelling on hospitals and civilian homes, killing an entire family. 3. Terrorist threat in the Horn: TPLFs explicit actions, alliances and rhetoric testify that the terrorist group’s aims are destruction and escalating instability; this ultimate goal and its ambitions clearly surpass the goal of securing humanitarian assistance. It is sacrificing an entire generation of Tigrayan youth in its futile terror ambitions and holding our people in Tigray region hostage. Its propaganda arm continues to fabricate and disseminate distorted facts and undertake targeted defamation of government officials. Agents of the terrorist group in Addis Ababa and other cities have been caught attempting to undertake widespread economic scams through coordinating illicit financial flows, illegal fund raising and logistical arrangement in support of these groups. TPLF is not only a threat anymore to Ethiopia but to the stability of the larger Horn region. Resultantly, all international partners need to be wary and vigilant of the vicious alliances it is making, including with other global terror cells in the Horn region. We call upon the international community to denounce the continued terrorism of the TPLF which it embarked upon covertly in the past three years and overtly as of November 2020 by attacking the Northern Command of the National Defence Forces. 4. Ethiopian Diaspora: are called upon to curb illicit financial flows. Ethiopians across the globe are urged to use formal financial channels for remittances and not fall into the trap of aiding and abetting terror organizations through informal black-market channels. It is a critical juncture to stand guard for Ethiopia. 5. Human Rights Watch Report: TPLF has been designated a terrorist organization per the laws of the land hence counter terrorism measures are being taken against its informants, agents and financiers. The Federal Intelligence and Security Task Force has indicated it has caught TPLF operatives undertaking various covert activities by fundraising, serving as informants and facilitating logistical support for the terrorist group. These operatives constitute not only Tigrayans but other ethnicities which are being apprehended by the Federal Police with ongoing investigations. With a criminal enterprise that has waged war on the State, the responsibility of government to thwart grave threats is a priority. There are federal redress mechanisms in place including an independent judiciary and any excess counter terrorism measures will be given redress through established mechanisms and relevant authorities.


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The Premier and his delegation paid a working visit to Turkey

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation concluded a one day visit to Ankara, Turkey and returned back to Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. The official visit marked the 125th anniversary of Ethio-Turkish relations and culminated with the signing of four agreements: 1. Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of water 2. Military Framework Agreement 3. Implementation Protocol regarding Financial Assistance 4. Military Financial Cooperation Agreement During the course of the official visit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed laid a wreath at the Anitkabir Mausoleum and shared, “Ethiopia cherishes its ties with Turkey rooted in a common understanding of respect and trust, befitting two ancient civilisations with rich cultures and traditions.” Following a warm welcoming ceremony for the Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace, the two leaders held a bilateral meeting with their delegations in which both expressed their commitment to further strengthening of cooperation. Prime Minister Abiy thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the warm welcome he received during his visit. He lauded Turkey's support for Ethiopia's development and stability journey and remarked that Ethiopia will never forget the cooperation shown by the Turkish government and the people at a crucial time.


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Press briefing held on current affairs

The Office of the Prime Minister held a briefing for international media on current affairs. Core points of the briefing are as follows: 1. Afar Civilian Attacks : TPLF have attacked civilians in Galikoma at a health clinic and school being used to shelter IDPs. Stockpile of food reserved for humanitarian assistance has been destroyed. Afar region declared 3 days of mourning in memory of victims of the attack. It is to be recalled that following the enactment of the unilateral ceasefire, the terrorist group have been sending in human waves into the Afar and Amhara regions, attacking, killing, raping civilians, looting and pillaging communities and displacing more than 300,000 people. 2. Humanitarian updates in Northern Ethiopia: As of 11 Aug. 2021 - 277 trucks of humanitarian assistance have entered Tigray Region. More than 10 international humanitarian organizations & UN agencies are active in assistance efforts covering 79 woredas. The government continues to provide aid in 14 woredas of western part through Disaster Risk Management Comission. Adequate attention by the broader international community is lacking to displaced communities due to the TPLF’s aggressions and belligerence in Afar and Amhara regions who also need humanitarian assistance. Nevertheless, the Government is providing support of food and non-food items already with an agreement in the pipeline for WFP to support existing and additions IDPs. 3. Context to the ‘Statement on Current Affairs and a National Call’ Issued on 10 August 2021: As terrorist TPLF’s aggressions continue unabated, Federal Government and the people of Ethiopia are being forced to employ all means to defend their communities. The statement pertains to saving a nation from the overt declaration by TPLF to disintegrate the country. The ENDF, Special Forces and Regional Militias have been instructed to halt the destruction by TPLF. The call is to eligible Ethiopians to join ENDF, while others are being called upon to organize at every level and protect their communities from neighborhoods to cities. This call is also to members of the large Diaspora community that Ethiopia has globally, to do their part in continuing the expose the terrorist organization for what it is and to mobilize all forms of support in maintaining the sovereignty and continuity of Ethiopia. Despite the continued international media mischaracterization of the statement alluding that this call is against the Tigray region, such divisive narrative formations point more to irresponsibility of other actors than it does of the intention and spirit of the call. 4. The alliance between terrorists Shene (OLA) and TPLF: The declared alliance between Shene (OLA) and TPLF is not new nor surprising to the Government. While the timing of the public declaration needs examining, the Government has been indicating for well over two years now that the TPLF have been using Shene as errand runners for their destructive mission. Three months ago, in accordance with Articles 18 and 19 of Proclamation No. 1176/2020 on the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Crimes, both organizations were designated terrorist organizations. In August 11’s public declaration of this unusual marriage, both organizations publicly acknowledged they are leading destructive activities against the stability of the nation and that terrorism is a general feature of both. The government has been saying it for a while now but international media seems to only believe it rather when terrorist organizations tell them. So now they have told the entire world. Important to point out in this regard is no [terrorist] entity can claim to be for the people of Oromia while it kills the people of the region for its political gains and no [terrorist] entity can claim to be for the people of Tigray while it kills its own people and holds them hostage for its political gains. Let us not forget that TPLF tortured, killed, displaced and disappeared many Oromo youth accusing them of being part of the Oromo Liberation Front before Shene splintered. Particularly with Shene’s declaration, we have no doubt that mature voices and early founders of the Oromo Liberation Front will denounce this destructive alliance.


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The Prime Minister called for national diligence

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed donated blood today as he called upon all Ethiopians to donate blood to the National Defense Forces, renovate the homes of those in need, continue to print their green legacy, and do their part to double agricultural productivity. He added that whole comes together for our country when everyone attends their work diligently.


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Press briefing held on current affairs

The Office of the Prime Minister held a briefing for international media on current affairs. Core points of the briefing are as follows: • Tigray Humanitarian Update: As of August 6, 2021 - 220 trucks of food and nonfood humanitarian assistance have entered Mekele [updated on August 6, 2021]. The government of Ethiopia continues efforts to enable a secure passage for humanitarian assistance while efforts to portray the government as ineffective in managing the process continue intensify. The government has spent almost 8-10 times the Tigray region’s budget in relief and repair work including humanitarian assistance delivery in three rounds before the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire for health care, agricultural activities, water and sanitation service provision, etc. The Government of Ethiopia still stands by its humanitarian ceasefire. • TPLF's true identity: TPLF continues to pose as righteous defenders of people of Tigray continue by playing “unconquerable victor” when it suits their international audience and then playing “downtrodden victim” again playing into international sentiments, values and principles. If truly TPLF was for the people of Tigray, then the millions of Tigrayans it kept suspended for 27 years in food handouts while it overfed itself would not have continued being safety net recipients. • TPLF is a terrorist: TPLF is duly designated terrorist as it has assassinated, abducted, wounded members of the Tigray Provisional Administration and looted their properties; continues to aggressively terrorize people in the Amhara and Afar regions, entering through obscure routes; orchestrated economic sabotage through their operatives in the capital, hoarding iron worth Birr 5billion; and continue using their operatives abroad to disseminate false propaganda online attempting to incite fear about the country while influencing ill-informed policy makers with a distorted narrative. The US Department of Homeland Security in its own Policy Memorandum dated June 15, 2014 stated, “The TPLF qualifies as a Tier III terrorist organization under INA section 212on the basis of its violent activities before it became part of the ruling coalition and the government of Ethiopia in May 1991. • Problematic Framing of issues: (1) if twitter hashtags continue to be the source of intelligence that key policy makers globally defer to, then one ends up taking as truthful for example - the fake Humera massacre that has been trending by TPLF operatives for two weeks now against which an alert has been issued on July 22, 2021. (2) It is being concocted that Tigray is under a siege or blockade by the government of Ethiopia. Hence why TPLF waged a confrontation on the Afar entry point to give the impression that the government is blocking humanitarian assistance through that route and hence make demands for other routes. Those who want corridors for weapons and non-humanitarian goods to be routed to them continue to try and manipulate the realities on the ground. As a sovereign nation, the government of Ethiopia determines which route is more suitable to deliver in its responsibility of assistance. (3) Many have misconstrued statements made by the leadership as directed towards our people of Tigray. Words used by the leadership referring to the terrorist TPLF are being pulled out of context to fit an agenda that rings the sirens of dehumanizing rhetoric. • International Partnerships: the government welcomes engagements with all our international partners that continue not on the path of foregone conclusions and veiled threats but honouring the tradition, culture and respect that an ancient country of more than 3000-year history warrants. Underhanded efforts to support a terrorist group’s insurgency tactics and efforts to discredit this government will not be tolerated! Weaponizing humanitarian assistance by putting our people in Tigray at risk for the narrow goals of a belligerent group needs to be called out. • The government’s commitment: the government of Ethiopia is committed to territorial sovereignty of the country and the integrity of the country’s borders; upholding the rule of law together with its international obligations; to the security and safety of its population in all regions and to observation and practice of the rule of law, to statehood and to progress we are making particularly after the new mandate bestowed upon the government by the people of Ethiopia in the 6th National Elections.


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Addis Weg entitled 'A step forward in Democracy, implications of the 6th National Election' hosted today

Addis Weg, hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister, was held today entitled 'A step forward in Democracy, implications of the 6th National Election'. Seife Derbe, CEO of Ethiopian News Agency facilitated the session where Professor Kassahun Berhanu, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Addis Ababa University, Sisay Tola, Deputy Director General of National Intelligence and Security Service, and Dr. Nikuse Aklilu, Founder and Coordinator of Destiny Ethiopia presented their reflections. Professor Kassahun said democratic process is crucial to strengthen a country. Regarding the participation of international observers, he explained that the European Union has improperly terminated the agreement to deploy observer mission in an attempt to exert discriminatory pressure in light of the current situation in the country. He stressed the need to strengthen indigenous and continental institutions and involve them in such processes. Sisay explained that the government supported in ensuring the election is secure and peaceful. He said the efforts were focused on safeguarding the public's interest. Among the actions taken are deployment of the security forces based on national security risk analysis and employing technology to aid the process. He added that despite the presence of various actors who supported in ensuring the safety and security of the electoral process, it is the people that are worthy of the highest praise. The manner in which the Electoral Board, government bodies, political parties, the media, civil society organizations and other stakeholders have conducted through the election process is encouraging Dr. Nigussu stated. The judicial system, security forces, and the media served neutrally better than ever. He emphasized the need to move from competition to consultation and dialogue, saying elections are a time of competition and do not answer all our questions. Seife reflected that local mainstream media have worked neutrally and independently with the principle of making Ethiopia victorious. He recalled that the media had helped the people to participate in the election with trust on the electoral process and the executing body despite the attempts of destructive forces to create insecurity. Tesfaye Neway, Vice President of the Federal Court of First Instance, on his part said investments in organizational and capacity building activities to ensure the independence of the judiciary have started to pay off in also being instrumental in making the election fair. Participants raised questions and shared reflections about the gaps observed in the electoral process, efforts to strengthen political parties' consultations and the Electoral Board as well as the determination of the Ethiopian people to elect their government by casting their votes. The session ended after the discussants gave their concluding reflections.


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Council of Ministers is reviewing annual performance

The Council of Ministers are presenting annual progress and milestones this morning, in our review of performance of the EC 2013 budget year.


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Council of Civil Society Organizations thanks political parties

The Council of Civil Society Organizations has organized a thanksgiving program for the competing political parties that took part in the 6th national election. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, during the event, Ethiopia was able to hold free and democratic elections in Ethiopia because all participants worked towards Ethiopia’s victory. He also remarked that Ethiopians have made Ethiopia the winner by holding peaceful and democratic elections by putting their country before politics.


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Discussion held on lessons learnt from the 6th National Election

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with political party leaders and expressed his thanks for their contribution to the success of the 6th national election. They also discussed lessons learnt from the challenges and gaps in the electoral process to strengthen the country's democracy at the outset.


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African Leadership Excellence Academy inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurates the ‘African Leadership Excellence Academy’ designed to develop world class leadership as part of Ethiopia’s vision for prosperity. The facility sprawled on green acres, is equipped with state of the art 600 person lecture auditorium, cafes, student cafeteria, fitness center, meeting halls, library, class rooms and student dormitories.


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Government Organizations will provide service on Saturday, 26 June 2021

Last week it has been announced that this Saturday will be a working day in lieu of Government Offices closing on Monday for the 6th National Elections. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reminded all Government Offices to remain open tomorrow and provide services.


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Premier launched the annual home renovations initiative

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the annual home renovations initiative in support of up to 15 impoverished households in the Aware area.


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Renaming of the ‘Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy’ endorsed

The Council of Ministers today endorsed the renaming of the ‘Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy’ to the ‘African Leadership Excellence Academy’. Together with the name change, the academy aims to position itself as a premiere learning institution nurturing growth oriented mindsets with the capacity meet the demands of 21st century leadership.


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Ethiopia held the sixth National Election

The much-anticipated and long-awaited sixth national election has taken place. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who voted at the Beshasha polling station in Goma Woreda, Jimma Zone, said the participation of Ethiopians in the election shows their commitment towards peace and democracy. He also planted Green Legacy Seedlings .


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Premier visited bread factory being built to provide for the needy

Constructed with the purpose of providing for the needy, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed the progress of a bread factory being constructed through the First Lady’s Office and through the generous support of Mohammed Bin Zayed. With a 1 million per day output capacity when fully operational, the goal is to have up to 10 bread factories in each major city through government initiative and private sector support


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Premier visited the Pushkin-Gotera road project

This morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inspected one of the city’s mega projects- the Pushkin-Gotera road project that has been under construction in the past few months. Built at a cost of Birr 1.5billion, the 3.8km road currently at 70% completion rate will tremendously ease traffic congestion once completed. Together with the inspection, he also planted his Green Legacy print.


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Premier discussed electoral security preparedness

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened the National Election Security Strategic Command this morning for a briefing ahead of Election Day tomorrow. The NISS Election Security Platform was unveiled in the central command Situation Room of the Office of the Prime Minister, highlighting election security preparedness undertaken by the security sector. The security preparedness includes physical force deployments to all corners of the country as well as cyber security enhancements to thwart assessed threats. Satellite monitoring systems and drone technology have been deployed for reconnaissance with data sharing capabilities developed across Federal and Regional command post stations. During the briefing, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noted this new approach and the capabilities that have been created in ensuring national security ahead of key national activities.


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Congratulatory ceremony held for political parties taking part in the election

Mind Ethiopia has organized a congratulatory ceremony for all the political parties participating in the sixth national election. The Prime Minister thanked the organizers and expressed confidence that Ethiopia will win.


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Cornerstone laid for the construction of Mizan Aman Airport

A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Mizan Aman Airport in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR) was held in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, First Lady Zinash Tayachew and other senior government officials.


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Awetu River Development Project inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with higher government officials have arrived in Jimma city.The Prime Minister inaugurated the Awetu River Development Project. Our unity is our strength and beauty he reiterated. Prime Minister Abiy also planted seedlings in Jimma as part of the Green Legacy initiative.


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Renovations in Addis Ababa help unlock untapped potential

The Addis Ababa Meskel Square and Churchill Rd to City Hall projects inaugurated June 13, 2021 are beyond aesthetic value. The renovations undertaken are human design centred and aspire to unlock the city’s economic and social potential. This is a demonstration of the national vision for prosperity efforts underway throughout Ethiopia.


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Ethiopia signs telecom licensing agreement

Ethiopia has signed the historic telecom license agreement with Global Partnership Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the agreement signifies the implementation of major policy changes undertaken in the past three years. The signing ceremony was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya.


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Premier inaugurates W.A Industrial Edible Oil Complex

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurates W.A Industrial Edible Oil Complex. Prime Minister Abiy stated that private sector investments in various sectors, capitalizing on resources nationally, contribute to import substitution of items we can produce domestically. The inauguration of W.A Industrial Edible Oil Complex is one such opportunity for engagement in production of basic consumer products.


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Amhara Region’s Green Legacy launching held in Debre Markos town

Following the launch of the 3rd year Green Legacy initiative nationally, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided in Debre Markos city as the regional administration initiates its program to plant throughout the region.


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Tana Beles -1 Sugar Factory inaugurated

Tana Beles -1 Sugar Factory inaugurated in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and higher government officials. The inauguration is key to building a competitive sugar industry in our country. Under the reform leadership, projects that were delayed for over 8 years are fast tracked to completion.


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Cornerstone laid for Dejazmach Bere Zegeye Memorial Secondary School

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew laid a foundation stone for the construction of the Dejazmach Bere Zegeye Memorial Secondary School in Mehal Armacho Woreda Masero Denb town, to be constructed in memory of first lady’s late grandfather who played a significant and heroic role in warding of foreign aggression in the 1930s.


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Megech Dam to be finalized within five months

It has been over eight years since the Megech dam construction began. It has been a point of contention for people of the area given the delay induced resource wastage. In the past year especially the construction has accelerated and is at 70% at the moment. Within the next five months, it will be finalized and available for drinking water and irrigation development.


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Training held for Federal and Regional Communicators

The Press Secretariat Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister convened Federal and Regional communicators for an experience sharing and training session on ‘Communications in the Digital Age’ and ‘Crisis Communications’ by local experts in the field. This session is being undertaken as part of efforts in strengthening the national communications ecosystem by building stronger linkages between and among communicators.


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Adama - Awash expressway construction launched

Construction of Adama - Awash 60km expressway which is part of the Ethiopia-Djibouti Transport Corridor is launched. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated all who are part of realizing this.


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Premier commends vertical farming sample by Ethiopian Standards Authority

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed appreciation of the work the Ethiopian Standards Authority is undertaking in its new compound to promote urban agriculture. Their vertical farming sample is a good model for uptake by other institutions and households to contribute to food security through urban agriculture. It is crucial that cities develop their capacity to be able to at least partially feed themselves.


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Launching ceremony held for the construction of Amhara Cultural Center

A cultural center showcasing the identity and heritages of the Amhara people is to be built in Addis Ababa. The City Administration has handed over land for the construction of the cultural center to Amhara Development Association. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopians need to not only look at their fortunes and our multifaceted culture, but also work together to make a great use of them. He reiterated the need to come together in the spirit of love, forgiveness, cooperation and Medemer to make Ethiopia an African beacon of prosperity.


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Review held on Telecom license bidding process

The Ethiopian Communications Authority provided a very detailed review of the new telecom license bidding process in the presence of the telecom privatisation advisory council this morning. Today’s meeting provided a transparent account of the process and solicited inputs for the Council of Ministers to weigh in making a decision that puts Ethiopia’s vision for prosperity and growth aspirations at the forefront.

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Green Legacy briefing held for Media Heads and Federal Communicators

As Green Legacy launch week closes at the Office of the Prime Minister, heads of state and private media organizations as well as Federal communicators were briefed on this year’s planting plans under the theme “Let’s Adorn Ethiopia.”


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Discussion held on cooperation to rehabilitate citizens displaced from Tigray

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened religious leaders, business community and academics from the Tigray and Amhara regions to discuss on ways and means of cooperating to support in the return and rehabilitation of displaced persons in the Tigray region. A 14 person committee comprising Federal & Regional officials plus representatives from both groups will undertake work to facilitate the process.


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Briefing on Green Legacy hosted for diplomatic community

Members of the diplomatic community based in Ethiopia were briefed on the third round of Green Legacy.


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Green Legacy briefing held for artists and sports community

Green Legacy briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister undertaken for members of the arts community, athletes and national female and male soccer teams.


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‘Ethiopian Week’ an exhibition showcasing national assets is launched

'Ethiopia Week' - a showcase of cultural diversity, history and national assets - is open to the public at Sheger Park - Friendship Square. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed encouraged all to visit and learn of the national wealth.


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Briefing held on Green Legacy 2021 for foreign investors

Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the Green Legacy Committee and the Ethiopian Investment Commission briefed international investors residing in Addis Ababa on the 2021 Green Legacy program.


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The third round Green Legacy campaign officially launched

Ethiopia's third round #GreenLegacy is officially launched today by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with high level Federal and Regional government officials. This year's planting takes place under the motto "Let's Adorn Ethiopia". Following the planting of 5 billion seedlings last year, Ethiopia will plant 6 billion seedlings in this round. An additional 1 billion seedlings will be sent to neighboring countries to start a regional effort towards a green Africa. Planting will begin today in rain-fed areas while areas that do not get rain regularly will start taking preparatory measures. The discussions held during the launch focused on restoring the country's greenery, eliminating erosion and pollution, reducing conflicts that arise due to environmental degradation and reduction of natural resources, supporting the agricultural sector, and the economy. Prime Minister Abiy called on all Ethiopians to come in unison in covering the nation Green, seeing each other beyond lines of division.

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Follow up meeting held on electoral preparedness

Since January 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been convening the leadership of Regions and the city administrations together with the Chair of the National Electoral Board with the aim of evaluating election preparedness and addressing issues as they arise. Continuing these sessions, a follow up meeting was held today where each region shared their level of logistical preparedness, polling stations set up, voter registration and security apparatus readiness to enable peaceful and safe elections. Regional reports indicate an overall progressive increase in number of voter registration, training and readiness and election police. With regards to the short term postponement by NEBE, Regional leadership expressed displeasure of the postponement citing their readiness and commitment to undertake the elections per the original schedule.

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Meeting focused on geopolitical issues held with Regional Leadership

Two day meeting with Regional leadership has commenced today covering national and regional geopolitical issues with the aim of discussing and planning for activities to be undertaken as a government within the next three months.


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Semera Industry Park inaugurated

Located in the Afar Region and completed in 10 months, the Semera Industrial park aims to attract investments in textiles, apparel & leather manufacturing, among many others. The inauguration of the park is a catalyst for accelerated trade along a key import/ export corridor for the country.


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Premier pays official visit to Djibouti

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Djibouti earlier today on an official visit and to attend the inaugural ceremony of the President of the Republic of Djibouti.


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Premier visits Bilalul Habesi Center

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Bilalul Habeshi Center on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The center is working to solve the problems of Ethiopians, help the poor and spread knowledge with local support. In particular, the Bilalul Habeshi Community Museum, which is dedicated to the collection and exhibition of Ethiopia's long-standing heritage of Islamic, is one of the sites that should be visited. Prime Minister Abiy expressed his belief that the institution has the capacity to perform even more.


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‘Telebirr’ mobile money service launched

Ethiopia launched ‘Telebirr’ - a mobile money service that allows Ethio Telecom mobile customers to send, store and receive money by just using their telephone number. ‘Telebirr’ aims to extend mobile services to our financially excluded sections of society. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commended Ethio Telecom and all other stakeholders that enabled the realisation of this project within a very short time period. By launching the service a mere short week after receiving the operational license, Ethio Telecom has demonstrated early preparedness.


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Premier discusses GERD with the President of Congo

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his delegation at the Office of the Prime Minister. During the discussions Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated that Ethiopia continues to be committed to African Solutions for African Problems and to an African Union led process under the facilitation of the current Chair of the Union. He further emphasized Ethiopia’s firm position that the GERD can be an icon of cooperation and mutual development among the downstream countries, with a commitment of no harm to both. Ethiopia affirms its desire for an agreement that works for all parties in accordance with the Declaration of Principles.


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Mojo-Meki-Batu road inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Mojo-Meki and Meki-Batu roads, which are part of the 10,000 km long Trans-Africa highway. The inaugurated roads cover a total of 92 km as part of the first phase of the Mojo-Hawassa expressway. The Mojo Meki 56.4 km. road is a joint venture between the government and the African Development Bank, while the 37 km Meki-Batu road is built in collaboration with Exim Bank. Completion of the road will create market and urban linkages, increase tourism flow and strengthen industrial parks. It will also increase Ethiopia's economic, social and political benefits at continental level.


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Easter lunch hosted for the elderly, the disabled and vulnerable teens

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew celebrated Easter and shared lunch at the Unity Park with the elderly, the disabled, and vulnerable teens.


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Iftar Dinner held for Syrians taking refuge in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared Iftar dinner with Syrians taking refuge in Ethiopia. The Prime Minister said the situation is reminiscent of the wonderful care and hospitality shown by the early Ethiopian royalty to the messengers of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He called on all Ethiopians, especially the youth, to embrace the Ethiopian culture of supporting and caring for the less fortunate.


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Review of Electoral Preparation held

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened Regional Presidents and National Election Board leadership this morning to follow up on the direction provided in the meeting of last week. Following NEBE’s report that many polling stations were still pending, regions committed to ensuring requisite support to expedite the setting up of stations. Resultantly, both NEBE and regions confirmed today the progress made over the past week to set up polling stations and register voters. The meeting also explored security preparedness among all regions in ensuring that the electoral process is peaceful and unhindered by agents of instability. In this regard, the National Security Advisor/Minister Gedu Andargachew presented the assessment made by the national electoral security committee, confirming that with the exception of a few hotspots, many polling stations throughout the country are ready to peacefully undertake elections. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated to Regional Presidents to scale up the momentum over the next week in enabling the full functionality of pending polling stations. Citing that the upcoming elections are consequential in Ethiopia’s democratisation process, he urged all stakeholders to do their utmost in delivering on a successful and peaceful election. Prime Minister Abiy also reflected on current security incidents, calling upon citizens to depart from emotion led actions and rather work together for stability and peace. In this regard, he called upon youth to mobilise and strengthen the national security sector by enlisting for service and imparting their civic duties.


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Meeting held on efforts of rebuilding the Tigray Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened with business owners and scholars from the Tigray Region living in Addis Ababa, to discuss current issues and the situation in Tigray. The Prime Minister reiterated that rebuilding the Tigray Region requires the concerted efforts of various actors, especially those from the region.


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Information Network Security Agency’s headquarter Inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Information Network Security Agency's headquarters building. Located on an area of ​​7,500 square meters, the six block building is designed to meet the needs of the sector, its rapid growth and mission. The building also houses, the Ministry of Peace, Artificial Intelligence Center and Financial Intelligence Center. In addition to laboratories, a digital exhibition center and a data center, the HQ building includes a cyber talent development center where students and teens with cyberspace skills and talent can be trained to produce. With such institutional modernization, our country will progress on the path of prosperity.


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Africa Fact Book presented to Ethiopia

A delegation sent by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and led by Ambassador Kwame Tapiwa Muzawazi was received by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed this morning at his office. The delegation presented the Africa Fact Book written under the direction of the African Union to set right the History of Africa for the past 500 Years. As an important part of Agenda 2063, along with The African Museum, the Fact Book aims to introduce the culture, history and heritage of Africa to the world. By way of presenting the Fact Book, the delegation appreciated and recognised Ethiopia's Role in the Freedom of Africa and it's continued support for Pan-Africanism.


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Efforts undertaken to address Urban Housing Shortages

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the progress of the Federal Housing Corporation’s efforts in addressing urban housing shortages. In six months 500 houses have been built in 16 blocks on 3 hectares of land at a cost of Birr 3 billion. The government will continue developing such facilities to meet urban housing needs.


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Meeting held to review progress and challenges of the National Election

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took part in a follow up meeting to the February virtual meeting with regional presidents and the head of the National Elections Board of Ethiopia, to review progress and challenges. Direction has been set to ensure preparedness at polling stations is finalized and voters registered within the remaining timeframe. Prime Minister Abiy reiterated that ensuring a democratic 6th national election is a responsibility for all.


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Construction of Roha Medical Center Launched

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has laid the foundation stone for Roha Medical Center. With 5 hospitals of more 1,200 beds, when completed the medical center will enable Ethiopia to become a medical tourism hotspot when completed.


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Award Ceremony held for Prominent Artists

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented awards at the prominent artists honoring ceremony held at the Amfi Theater and Art Center at Entoto Park. In his concluding remarks, Prime Minister Abiy said faith and culture are the pillars of the country. Music, language, literature, and painting are embedded in both of these pillars. He praised the artists who through their arts have laid the foundation for Ethiopians to know their country and be patriotic. He reiterated that Ethiopia and Ethiopianness are flourishing as they spread Ethiopianness through their crafts, and urged them to continue their pioneering work as role models since they are the shining lights of Ethiopia.


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Ethio-cloud Seeding Demonstration held at Entoto Observatory

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the Ethio-Cloud Seeding demonstration held this morning at Entoto Observatory. He remarked that this technology complements hydroelectric power generation and irrigation efforts. Prime Minister Abiy also emphasized that employing nature to benefit humankind is not a matter of contending with the Creator and nature, but of exercising intellectual capacity.


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Quarterly Addis Weg held on Peace and Security during Elections

The quarterly ‘Addis Weg’ discussion platform, hosted by the Press Secretariat Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister, was held on March 30 and 31, 2021. The quarterly ‘Addis Weg’ entitled 'Peace and Security during Elections' comprised three different sub-sessions.Namely, 1) characteristics and criteria of peaceful elections; 2) the role of indigenous and modern institutions for promoting peace in the electoral process and 3) ways of preventing the negative effects of disinformation towards enabling peaceful elections. The points raised in the three part discussion encouraged stakeholders to continue to act towards making the upcoming election peaceful, free and secure. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in attendance during the first session called on all Ethiopians to fulfil their responsibilities by providing information to the security apparatus on culprits that intend to deliberately disrupt the electoral process. Chairperson of the National Electoral Taskforce, Ato Gedu Andargachew, also provided detailed information on the government's efforts and readiness to enable a peaceful and secure election process.


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Premier visits Bole Airport Infrastructure under construction

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, accompanied by members of the Council of Ministers, visited the new infrastructure site at the Bole International Airport. The construction, which focuses on biosphere and biosecurity, includes a new terminal, a VIP lounge, a business lounge, and other facilities.


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Premier attends 53rd session of UNECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took part in the Fifty-Third session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. In his opening remarks, he highlighted the timeliness of the agenda as there is a pressing need for innovative responses in relation to natural and human disruptions the globe is facing. He commended Africa’s demonstration of capability in facing the COVID19 crisis, and its readiness to help formulate and implement solutions. As a way forward, Prime Minister Abiy reiterated the need for focused efforts towards digital transformation, climate-smart economy and enabling institutional framework for implementation.


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Wenchi Project of the Dine for Ethiopia Initiative Launched

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with House Speaker Tagesse Chafo, Oromia Region President Shimeles Abdissa, launched the Wenchi development project which is part of the Prime Minister’s ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ initiative.


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Yirgalem Integrated Agro-Industrial Park Inaugrated in Sidama Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with Former Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Federal and Regional leadership inaugurated the Yirgalem Integrated Agro-Industrial Park. The first phase of the park which is being developed by the Sidama National Regional State Industrial Parks Development Corporation is now completed enabling partial production to commence. Out of the 11 production sites built so far, 4 are under production. 8 additional manufacturing industries are preparing to also start production after installation planting machinery, creating market linkages and other requirements. Currently, those active are engaged in avocado oil, honey and coffee capsule processing.


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Premier visited successful cluster in Arsi Zone

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Shopa Woreda, Heben Arsi Zone wheat cluster site in Oromia region, which demonstrates the summer wheat production work the region has been extensively engaged in through irrigation. With 300,000 farmers active in the region’s cluster farming approach, the 160,000 hectares of the 300,000 planned for this year has been achieved in the region.


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Premier Reviews Efforts to Mechanize Agriculture

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed efforts to mechanize agriculture in the Oromia region with a visit to the Kegna Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing site in Shashemene. The public private partnership has enabled the assembly and distribution of 737 tractors to farmers. The region aims to farm 1.3mil hectares with the use of tractors.


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MOU signed between Ethiopian Governement and UAE's Masdar

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over a signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, acting though the Ministry of Finance, and the Abu Dhabi future energy Company PJSC-Masdar. The signing of the MOU was initiated during the State Visit of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the United Arab Emirates, where representatives of the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of United Arab Emirates agreed to jointly develop 500MW PV projects in Ethiopia. The primary objective of this MOU is to formalize the intention of the Parties to further discuss the potential areas of collaboration and possibly potential projects and services related. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed remarked that since 2018, Ethiopia has been undertaking a wave of reforms, particularly to strengthen the economy by harnessing private sector investments. He reiterated that Ethiopia, as a nation with untapped potential in various sectors that can be catalysed to transform the lives of people, the energy sector has been identified as one critical lever. Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, noted that Ethiopia has abundant resources for solar and wind power and Masdar as one of the largest renewable energy companies in the world is excited to invest in Ethiopia. He further remarked that under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s leadership, the environment has transformed, enabling such private sector investments in Ethiopia.


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Launch of Durbete-Qunzela-Golgola-Metema road Construction

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen have launched construction of the Durbete-Qunzela-Golgola-Metema roads in Debub Achefer Woreda of Amhara region. The roads are of a total 250 km length and will cost 5.3 billion birr. When completed, it will accelerate business for local farmers as well as the rest of the community.


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Gorgora Development Project Launch

Following the successful completion of the ‘Dine For Ethiopia’ fundraiser two weeks ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen launched the Gorgora development project. This follows the Koysha project launch of February 21, 2021.


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Launch of ‘Yemedemer Menged’ (Path to Medemer) book

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s book ‘Yemedemer Menged’ (Path to Medemer) has been inaugurated today. Available in Amharic and Afan Oromo languages, the book will be available at all bookstores beginning Sunday.


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Graduation Ceremony of First Batch National Youth Volunteers

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the graduation ceremony of 10,000 volunteers drawn from all the regional states and two city administrations by the Ministry of Peace. Trained over a period of 45 days in 19 universities nationally, the first graduating batch of volunteers will be deployed to provide social services in various parts of the country. In his congratulatory remarks, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appreciated the youth that chose to be a hope and pillars for their country through the act of service. He encouraged them to place their focus on the productive pulse of Ethiopia, by cultivating aspirations, energy and hard work.


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Council of Ministers bi-annual evaluation held in Koysha

The council of ministers’ bi-annual evaluation meeting explored each ministry’s key milestones over the past six months, enabling factors, critical challenges, social responsibility initiatives as well as works being undertaken by all ministerial offices in creating an ergonomic and conducive working environment. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted the need: - for enhanced cooperation among ministries considering some overlapping responsibilities; - for government to increasingly play the role of facilitation - to make processes more responsive and efficient - to develop an innovatioin culture - to enhance data flows within and across government structures; from government to communities and from government to the private sector - to continuously determine how best to to effectively answer the needs of the public through service delivery


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Halala Kela cluster of Koysha project launched

On the morning following the Dine for Ethiopia event, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with the council of ministers launched the Halala Kela cluster section of the Koysha project today in Dawuro zone. The Prime Minister’s ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ initiative aimed to raise Birr 3bil to develop three sites including the Koysha site. Exceeding the set target, the initiative managed to raise Birr 4.2bil. The Halala Kela cluster which constitutes the larger Koysha project is designed to productively capitalize on the natural endowments of the area.


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Konta Field hospital construction work launched

The Konta Special Woreda possesses many attributes that have not been utilized for the development of the area and for its people. Together with the council of ministers, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also lay a foundation stone towards launch of construction work of the Konta field hospital. The hospital expected to be completed in a short time frame is a component of the ‘Dine For Ethiopia’ initiative.


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Solidarity Initiative for Tigray Regional Provisional Administration

In an online meeting held this afternoon, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the regional presidents and city administrators launched a solidarity initiative for the Tigray Regional Provisional Administration and the people of the region. The solidarity initiative aims at mobilising the contribution of regions and federal institutions as well as other stakeholders in supporting humanitarian efforts underway. In addition to food and non-food items to be directed to the people of Tigray by way of the Provisional Administration, the regional Presidents also pledged direct support to strengthen the Provisional Administration carry out it public service delivery duties. Vehicles, various equipment, input seeds for farmers, ambulances, medicine and monetary support have been pledged by each region and will be handed over to the Provisional Administration within the coming days. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed further called upon all sections of society to make whatever contributions they can towards the #RebuildTigray solidarity initiative.


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Launch of Road Construction in Qellem Wellega

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with First Lady Zinash Tayachew, Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Oromia Region President, Shimeles Abdissa arrived in Qellem Wellega to preside over the launch of a total of 255km road projects aimed at enabling connectivity and mobility of residents in the areas.


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Launch of the Dembidolo-Mugi-Dola section of the Dembidolo-Gambela road project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with First Lady Zinash Tayachew, Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Oromia Region President, Shimeles Abdissa presided over the launch of the Dembidolo-Mugi-Dola section of the Dembidolo-Gambela road project. The 50km project estimated to cost 1.6bil birr and financed by the government will be fully asphalt concrete. Once completed, the road will fulfill the mobility and market access needs of surrounding communities.


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Inauguration of the Shambu - Bako 60.2km road project in Wellega

The inauguration of the Shambu - Bako 60.2km road project in Wellega took place this morning in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew as well as high level federal and regional government officials. Together with the inauguration, a corner stone was also laid to launch the Shambo - Agamsa 95km concrete asphalt road project.


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Inaguration of the Bure Integrated Agro-Industrial Park

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen, together with high level Federal and Regional government officials inaugurated the Bure Integrated Agro-Industrial Park. The industrial park mainly focuses on processing agricultural produces to export value-added products which primarily benefits farmers.


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34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation are currently attending the virtual summit of the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.


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Addis Weg entitled ‘Ways of Communication for Electoral Peace and Security’ was held today February 4, 2013 at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Addis Weg entitled ‘Ways of Communication for Electoral Peace and Security’ was held today February 4, 2013 at the Prime Minister’s Office. Moderated by the Psychiatrist Dr. Mihret Debebe, Ezra Abate (PhD), Dean of Addis Ababa University College of Arts, the Chemical Engineer Getahun Heramo and Dr. Agaredech Yemane, Lecturer and Director of Addis Ababa University Learning and Teaching Support Office participated in the panel.


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Addis Weg Round Table discussion on the development journey of highland and pastoralist communities was held

Addis Weg Round Table discussion on the development journey of highland and pastoralist communities was held today, January 6, 2013 at the Prime Minister's Office in the presence of various stakeholders. The discussion explored the existing livelihood of pastoralists, the benefits and challenges of the policies implemented over the years, and the ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable development and benefit the community. Moderated by Blaen Negussie, Real and Enabler Sectors Desk Coordinator at the Prime Minister's Office, the panel included State Minister for Crop Development, Dr. Mandefro Nigussie, consultant on agricultural economy Honey Hassen and expert on irrigation and basin development Abdurahman Eid Tahir. Honey explained that pastoralists located in different areas have differing living conditions, structures and interests, and hence development plans and policies should consider these existing conditions. Citing the challenges and positive aspects of pastoralist policies over the past decade, Abdurahman recalled that the resettlement of pastoralists which was believed to simplify administration and to reduce security concerns, has not benefited the pastoralists. The development activities that can be considered positive are the attempts to improve the literacy of the pastoralist community and to enable the production of fodder for consumption within Ethiopia and neighbouring countries. Dr. Mandefro stated it is crucial to implement sustainable development options in a way that preserves the pastoral lifestyle of the communities and takes climate change into account. Cotton and wheat crops, for example, have been successfully harvested three times a year in pastoral areas. Panelists addressed questions and comments from participants before the session was concluded.


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The 38th IGAD Extra-Ordinary Summit

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ በአሁኑ ሰዓት በጅቡቲ በሚካሄደው 38ኛ የምሥራቅ አፍሪካ ክልላዊ የልማት በይነ መንግሥታት ባለሥልጣን (ኢጋድ) አመራሮች ስብሰባ በመሳተፍ ላይ ይገኛሉ።


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went to Mekelle

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went to Mekelle city this afternoon and conferred with commanders of the ENDF and the Provisional Administration of Tigray.


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PM Abiy Ahmed holds talks with PM Abdalla Hamdok

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, with their respective delegations, held a bilateral meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister, following the welcome at Bole International Airport. Both sides expressed the long standing relations between the two countries as a basis for further strengthening bilateral cooperation. The Sudanese side reiterated their solidarity with the government of Ethiopia in the law enforcement operations it has been undertaking, with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok recalling the support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in particular, and the Government of Ethiopia during Sudan’s time of need. The discussions between the two leaders concluded with an understanding on several issues of mutual interest.


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Today the cabinet endorsed #Ethiopia’s 10 year perspective plan

Today the cabinet endorsed #Ethiopia’s 10 year perspective plan which will enable the country’s high growth trajectory and position Ethiopia as an African beacon of prosperity. The plan consists of 10 pillars with unique focus areas on peace building and institutional transformation. The Council of Ministers also approved the draft Media Proclamation which governs print and broadcast media, also introducing a legal framework for online media. Outlining roles and responsibilities in the sector, the proclamation will bolster freedom of expression and press freedoms.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have returned to Ethiopia

Following a two day working visit to Kenya which focused on joint infrastructure projects for regional economic integration, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have returned to Ethiopia.


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s parliamentary address

During Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s parliamentary address, he had mentioned a media entity named Abay as created by and affiliated with TPLF several years back. Please note that this is not to be confused with Abbay Media which is a new digital media currently operating on YouTube and soon to begin TV broadcast. These are two separate and unrelated media entities.


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The second round Federal Taxpayers' Recognition Ceremony

The second round Federal Taxpayers' Recognition Ceremony was held this afternoon in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Held at Unity Park, the program recognized 200 registered businesses that have maintained transparent conduct and paid their taxes in a timely manner. The awards, given to the business people who have abided by laws and regulations, is intended to encourage the entire business community to follow the lead in abiding by the law and do what is best for their country.


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PM Abiy Met with the Dine for Ethiopia Committee

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the Dine for Ethiopia committee to review the fundraising activities that will go towards the development of Koysha, Wonchi and Gorgora projects. With government employees committing their one month salaries, to Diaspora community deposits into the Dine for Ethiopia forex accounts as well as initial pledges by the business community, increased resource mobilization will continue towards meeting the 3billion birr target.


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Political Parties Council Organised a Series of Dialogue Platforms Over the Past Few Weeks

Following the July 29th meeting with political parties where consensus was reached to engage in political dialogue, the political parties council organised a series of dialogue platforms over the past few weeks. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened political party leaders today to jointly evaluate the preceding discussion platforms and craft a way forward based on common understanding.

During discussions, political party leaders highlighted that the platforms were fruitful and described them as a great leap towards facilitating national dialogue. To other issues raised that rest out of the purpose of the platforms, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noted the importance of understanding the mandate of the political dialogue platform in that it was aimed jointly aligning on and setting the political narration of the country.

The discussions concluded with an agreement to host additional dialogue platforms in the upcoming weeks.


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A Discussion Convened to Generate Feedback and Inputs on Telecom Sector Reform Activities

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over a discussion convened to generate feedback and inputs on telecom sector reform activities, which also included the process undertaken thus far in the partial privatisation of Ethio telecom.

Over the past two years of telecom sector reform activities, key policy objectives that comprise the reforms include:

1. Enhancing Ethiopia’s digital development
2. Increasing telecommunications accessibility for sections of society and enable the success of the sector;
3. Building an international standard telecom industry focused on capacity and quality
4. Enabling the country to generate wealth from the sector.

Participants in the discussion included academics, political parties, private sector representatives and key government stakeholders.

Responding to questions raised, Prime Minister Abiy remarked that the government is taking an approach of principles pragmatism centred on national interest. He further shared that enhancing technology based services and building Ethiopia’s capacity in that regard is a critical basis for telecom sector liberalisation as well as partial privations endeavours.

As a follow up to the ongoing process, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave further direction for follow up consultations to be undertaken with various stakeholders.


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Addis Weg: "From Sheger to Ethiopia"

Addis Weg was held today, August 21, 2012 at the Prime Minister's Office entitled "From Sheger to Ethiopia". The discussion focused on the process, benefits and experiences obtained from the three major development projects of Addis Ababa; Unity, Sheger and Entoto Parks. Minister of Innovation and Technology Dr. Abraham Belay, State Minister for the Ministry of Finance Dr. Eyob Tekalign, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Roads Authority Eng. Habtamu Tegegn and Meskerem Aseged, the founder of Zoma Museum and an investor in the development projects, participated in the discussion. Stakeholder institution representatives have also taken part.

The panelists shared the process, the experience gained and the challenges faced in the execution of the projects. They also explained the benefits of the projects beyond image building. The focus on tourism sector enables Ethiopia to easily compete with its neighbors. Hence, the benefits outweigh the efforts extended in this regard. These and future projects, as part of the homegrown economic reform process, support sustainable development in all sectors beyond tourism. It was pointed out that Ethiopia's potential for economic growth, which scholars argued was over, has not yet been tapped. The projects are said to embody the future prosperity of Ethiopia.

Starting relatively small and transitioning to larger projects is believed to encourage all Ethiopians to start small and to start from themselves. The successful completion of all these projects has developed the trust between the public and the government. Beautifying the places without affecting the ecosystem stands as a testament for the excellent skills of Ethiopians. In addition to creating employment opportunities, the projects have paved the way for equitable participation of both genders.

The quality and timely completion of the projects, job creation and strengthening public-private partnerships have been mentioned among the benefits. Resources both in kind and finance were mobilized creatively and put to work. The process has also encouraged volunteerism proving that Ethiopia is rich in purpose driven citizens. Stimulating patriotism, promoting the rich assets of different parts of our country as well as cultivating respect and love are also mentioned as the outcomes of the projects. It is stated that these experiences will contribute significantly to the upcoming regional projects, as well as to the sectoral efforts towards prosperous Ethiopia.


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PM Abiy Ahmed Departed this Morning for Khartoum, Sudan

The Ethiopian delegation’s visit to Sudan today comes at the heels of the one year anniversary of the signing of the Constitutional Declaration facilitated by Prime Minister Abiy, which enabled the formation of Sudan’s transitional government.

During bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated the Sudanese government for the milestones achieved since then and for the current ongoing political discussions. On Ethiopia-Sudan relations, he highlighted that the fate of both countries is intertwined and rooted in longstanding historic and strategic relations. He reiterated, “we are one people, one family,” highlighting that any issues, including in relation to the GERD and borders, can be addressed amicably through continued and sustained good faith discussions.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on his part, emphasised the complementary nature of both countries which compels them to work together for mutual benefits. With strengthened collaborations on the economic front, Ethiopia and Sudan’s economies can be a catalyst for progress in the Horn Region and Africa, he shared.

Both parties affirmed solidarity for each other’s endeavours and agreed to settle any issues through continued dialogue and negotiations.


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PM Abiy Ahmed and his Delegation have Returned to Addis Ababa

During the Sudan visit, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also met with the Transitional Sovereign Council Chairman, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, raising key issues of mutual interest and strengthened cooperation. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have returned to Addis Ababa on the evening of August 25, 2020.


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GERD project manager Kifle Hora provided a status update on progress of the dam construction works

GERD project manager Kifle Hora provided a status update on progress of the dam construction works to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and board members this morning. Citing key milestones and challenges at play, Prime Minister Abiy expressed his gratitude to all those involved that achieved the first milestone and encouraged the project leaders, board members, project personnel and citizens to get ready themselves to work towards achieving the next critical milestone.


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Dine for Ethiopia – Leave a Legacy‬

A year ago we promised and then we delivered. Now we call upon all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia to DINE FOR ETHIOPIA - LEAVE A LEGACY.

* For 10mil & 5mil Birr deposits plus domestic contributions of any amount: Account Number: 1000339911267, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Branch

* For Diaspora contributions of any amount: Account Number: 0100101300591, National Bank of Ethiopia

* In addition, all citizens are invited to leave a legacy by texting any contribution amount via SMS shortcode 333


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Coffee is Ethiopia’s gold and its cultural bridge

Coffee is Ethiopia’s gold and its cultural bridge. As one of our key national exports, innovative private sector investments in the coffee industry like a roasting plant I visited, which value add through technology, learning and product innovations are set to be game changers.


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Manifesting Dreams to Reality: Positioning Addis Ababa as an Urban Tourism Site

In May 2019, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted the ‘Dine for Sheger’ initiative to mobilise funds for city projects aimed at better positioning Addis Ababa as an urban tourism site. In a short one year period since the activity, both Sheger and Entoto parks are near completion; have created many jobs; are facilitating service economies and changing the look and feel of the city.

Furthermore, these initiatives have demonstrated innovation, purposeful planning and execution in a short time frame, and most importantly are symbolic representations of #Ethiopia’s abundant which with the right leadership have been and can be effectively utilised to draw the country prosperity closer.

As the next phase of initiating similar projects in other parts of the country kicks off, learn more about the vision of unpacking Ethiopia’s existing assets for to draw forth its inevitable prosperity.

Gratitude to the bold and courageous who have been a part of manifesting dreams to reality.


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Civil Society Law: One of the key reform measures taken since the premiership of the new administration

One of the key reform measures taken since the premiership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the new administration is the reform of the civil society law, which now enables the sector to freely and actively contribute to the cultivation of an open and vibrant democracy.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with representatives of local and Ethiopia based international civil society organizations to discuss current issues and the role of the sector in non-partisan approach to supporting democratization and the rule of law.

Attending participants commended the measures taken by the government to reverse the repression that civil society entities had endured for several years before the liberalizing of the sector. Participants also raised a number of issues pertaining to CSO participation in national endeavors and planning, requesting for greater attention to be paid in the revival of the sector.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged the relevance of a burgeoning non-partisan civil society sector as crucial to the country’s democratization journey. He further emphasized the importance of focusing on essential issues as part of nation building efforts. We need to develop a common future without necessarily being stuck in aligning on a past. Here, the role of civil society is irreplaceable particularly in the parallel processes of institution building and national dialogue.


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PM Abiy Handed Over Birr 110,671,025.72 Cheque to First Lady Office for the Construction of Schools

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed handed over a cheque in the amount of Birr 110,671,025.72 to First Lady Zinash Tayachew, who received the money on behalf of her office for the construction of schools in parts of the country where communities are experiencing a challenge in access to education.

The money is a a first installment amount collected from the book sale of the Amharic and Afaan Oromo versions of Medemer.

Making remarks during the handover ceremony, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared, “we not only make promises but we also execute accordingly and thus feel extremely happy.


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Over the Past Couple of Weeks there has been a Noticeable Increase in the Number of Positive #COVID19 Cases

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a noticeable increase in the number of positive #COVID19 cases. The ministerial committee overseeing prevention activities and chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, met this afternoon to discuss the current status, where the Ministers of Health and Education presented on the international and domestic trends of the pandemic. According to Ministry of Health reports, there are currently 17,500 positive cases confirmed as of date with 70% located in Addis Ababa. While 84% of positive cases are above the age of 50 years, 92% of positive cases showed no symptoms prior to testing, which indicates the presence of many silent spreaders.

The Minister for Education, combining data for primary, secondary and tertiary education, highlighted that a number of issues need to be factored before considering opening schools, with declining rate of cases being the key number one factor to enable an opening decision.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed emphasised the critical importance of increased testing to understand the trends better for effective decision making, and gave direction for the launch of a one-month nation wide mass testing.


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The #GreenLegacy Steering Committee Presented their Mid-term Performance Report

The #GreenLegacy steering committee presented their mid-term performance report this morning in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Officially launched on June 5, 2020, this year’s initiative has thus far marked an 83% success rate, according to the steering committee report.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared the progress is encouraging and called upon all stakeholders to play their part in ensuring #Ethiopia meets the 2020 set target of 5bil seedlings and also nurture this initiative into being a national culture. He also reminded creatives to continue developing and sharing their #GreenLegacy videos on social media marking them #PMGreenLegacyChallenge.


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PM Ahmed met with Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Special Envoy of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at his office this afternoon Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Special Envoy of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. The discussions focused on bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly on cooperating on economic development, peace and security as well as regional integration efforts.


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The First Electric Car Fully Assembled Locally by Hyundai Dealership, Marathon Motors

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today received the first electric car fully assembled locally by Hyundai dealership, Marathon Motors. The decision to assemble electric cars in Ethiopia follows the request put forth by the Prime Minister to the Hyundai President. Fully battery operated and with no emissions, Prime Minister Abiy noted how such investments support the country’s climate resilience and greening ambitions. Unique to #Ethiopia, the electric car does not require charging at terminals and can rather be charged anywhere.


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PM Abiy Convened the Investment and Jobs Creation National Committee to Evaluate Past Year's Activities

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed convened the Investment and Jobs Creation National Committee to evaluate the national jobs creation activities taken over the past year and to set direction for the year ahead. The committee launched last year and Chaired by the Prime Minister, comprises the Deputy Prime Minister, Presidents of regional states, the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa Mayors and two representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Of the national target of creating 3mil jobs in one year, Jobs Commission reported that 3,387,079 jobs have been created nationwide in agriculture, industry and services sector. Although 330,000 jobs have been impacted by #COVID19, the losses reported have not been as significant as had been expected. Key contributors for the milestone achieved including enhanced private sector participation, large scale government projects, focus on enterprise development and sectoral financing support. The E.C 2013 target is set at creating another 3mil jobs distributed nationally and maximising on successes gained thus far.

Prime Minister Abiy emphasised that Ethiopia’s journey to prosperity need not be interrupted by intermittent incidents and that staying the course is key while keeping track of progress. In setting a direction, he shared that regions need to put all their efforts and focus on i. ensuring peace and security not only through strengthening security sector but also by facilitating community stakeholders to be guardians of peace; ii. building strong mindsets and attitude of youth by diverting energy to volunteerism and making volunteerism a prerequisite to hiring; iii. enhancing automation; iv. coordination and alignment among private and public sector initiatives; and v. strengthening the financial sector to support youth, farmers and other categories making a living on small earnings.


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Members of the #GreenLegacy Initiative Planted Seedlings at a New Park in Semera Town

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accompanied by steering committee members of the #GreenLegacy initiative planted seedlings at a new park in Semera town, Afar region. Halfway through the planting season, over 2.9billion seedlings have been planted nationwide in the bid to 5billion.


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PM Abiy Ahmed Visited an Animal Feed Bank Set-up in Dubti Woreda, Afar Region

Efforts in Dubti Woreda, Afar as well as other woredas in the region to develop low land agriculture is marking progress. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited an animal feed bank set up in Dubti woreda over 700 hectares of land. Initially set up four years ago on a smaller plot of land, farmers are now growing various grass types harvested every 45 days. These initiatives are part of national efforts to ensure food security through developing low land agriculture.


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Regular Performance Assessment of Government is Essential to Achievement of Excellence in Public Service Delivery

Regular performance assessment of government is essential to achievement of excellence in public service delivery. In the morning, nine federal ministries within the economic portfolio presented their priority goals and progresses against their performance targets in a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.


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PM Abiy Took Part in the Virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Summit, Chaired by President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took part in the virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19, Chaired by President Xi Jinping. The Summit which is jointly proposed by China, South Africa as AU Chair and Senegal, as co-Chair of FOCAC convened leaders of African countries, the United Nations Secretary General and the Director-General of the World Health Organization.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy noted that solidarity has been a key value between China and African countries during these unprecedented times. Recalling the eight major initiatives announced by President Xi Jinping during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, he called for the initiative to give priority and focus to health care.


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Consultation Summit on Relations between Somalia and Somaliland

During the consultation summit on relations between Somalia and Somaliland, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated the value of peace and reconciliation in the Horn region as the foundation for regional integration.

The consultation summit follows a meeting between the two leaders facilitated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in February 2020 in Addis Ababa. In today’s summit, the Prime Minister recounted the abundant resources in the region that can be utilized effectively for regional development, if cooperation and peace are made to be leading forces. He emphasized, “together we can pool our resources to break the vicious cycle of poverty and despair.”


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PM Abiy Ahmed Spoke at the WEF "Great Reset" Virtual Meeting

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke at the WEF Great Reset virtual meeting on the theme of shaping the global economic recovery and a new trajectory of growth. Defining the the global pandemic as a complex and adaptive challenge, Prime Minister Abiy emphasised that the challenges can only be addressed through collective action and global cooperation. “The current global landscape has created a new moral moment in history. There is a profound hunger for global leadership that can exercise moral imagination and moral courage on behalf of the common good,” he further shared.


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PM Abiy Ahmed Responded Questions from the House of People's Representatives this Morning

The effects of #COVID19 pandemic on the global economy is devastating and #Ethiopia will also feel it’s impact. Similarly food insecurity will be further exacerbated and global slowing down has affected the tourism and aviation sectors. The post #COVID19 world that will emerge will be entirely different from the one that we have been used to. This pandemic has tested global political, social and economic systems. In #Ethiopia, we will have to evaluate its effect and impacts in a similar manner. There have been three zones which have governed responses to the #COVID19 pandemic - i. fear; ii. learning and iii. growth. We have chosen to the take the growth/opportunity approach to learn and build upon our existing capacities. Expansion of our testing labs is one such example. While #COVID19 has hit the tourism & services sector, our urban parks development work is aimed at creating state of the art touristic sites which will not only generate income post pandemic, but also demonstrate our capacity to realise high standard works in an effective manner within a short period of time.

The macroeconomic team has been working with a focus on increasing exports. Over the past year exports have grown by 13%. In the past 10 months there has been a 16% growth in coffee sales alone worth $667mil. Meat exports have increased by 21% with $41mil in sales. The work ahead of us now is to sustain this growth. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. Despite the pandemic, we have committed to ensuring no land remains uncultivated in this period.

Combatting the water hyacinth on Lake Tana has continued through the use of machines and human power. However, it is not sustainable and requires environmental protection as a long term solution to address the root cause of the problem. Purchases of additional machinery is underway and the government is paying attention in this regard.

#Ethiopia does not have a history of causing harm to others nor are we interested now in harming others. Our need is only one - to develop and prosper. And to remove our people from the grips of poverty. More than 50mil Ethiopians do not have access to clean water - that is almost the population of one country. More than 50mil do not have access to electricity. To this day Ethiopian mothers still carry fire wood. Meeting their basic rights and needs is of paramount importance. Development of #GERD is therefore for our growth as it is equally to the benefit of lower riparian countries. Seeing this project in a positive light is therefore critical.

On Dembidollo University students: The Federal Government has been undertaking various operations over the past months to find answers. We do not have a report of deaths nor are there any forces that have claimed the kidnapping. Nevertheless, many who have facilitated this incident have been reprimanded. There are ongoing efforts and the Federal government has not shied away from putting in the required resources to address this issue.

Following the conclusion of question period with the FDRE House of People’s Representatives, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed planted seedlings as part of this year’s #GreenLegacy efforts together with the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House.


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#GreenLegacy with the Family

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew, together with their family, planted avocado seedlings in their compound this morning as part of the #GreenLegacy season, which officially launched June 5, 2020.

Considering that this year’s #GreenLegacy target of 5billion will be undertaken amidst the #COVID19 pandemic, the First family called upon all Ethiopians to plant their print at the individual and family level, adhering strictly to physical distancing and #COVID19 preventive measures.

While #Ethiopia aims to exceed the 2019 target by a billion more trees to be planted in this rainy season, citizens are asked to:

- plant wearing masks
- plant physically distanced
- plant at the individual and household level

If everyone of us commit to planting our print over the course of this year’s rainy season, we can demonstrate that #Ethiopia can overcome the pandemic and also meet our productivity goals.


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PM Abiy Ahmed officially launched the 2020 GreenLegacy Tabor Mountain in Hawassa City

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with members of the national steering committee officially launched the 2020 #GreenLegacy tree planting season by planting seedlings on Tabor Mountain in Hawassa City. This year’s #GreenLegacy launch coincides with World Environment Day in demonstration of #Ethiopia’s efforts to sustaining biodiversity and commitment to green and climate resilient growth. With a target of 5billion seedlings in the rainy season, national efforts are being made to mobilize planting at the household and community level in a #COVID19 responsive manner. A national call is being made for all Ethiopians to take up this year’s planting challenge by strictly adhering to physical distancing and other #COVID19 preventive measures.


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The COVID-19 National Ministerial Committee met this morning

The COVID-19 National Ministerial Committee chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met this morning to discuss and evaluate progress of activities. The Minister of Health reported an increase in number of positive cases, indicating community transmission with 67% of cases being in Addis Ababa. Over 700 contact tracing groups have been disseminated nationally, while house to house symptom checks have continued. The ICT sub-committee reported the work being done for government entities to effectively utilize technology in lieu of in-person meetings as well as the progress on 75 government services that are now being provided online through 11 institutions.

Similarly, the other sub-committees reported on key milestones as well as challenges, particularly related to complacency in the community. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave direction for the further strengthening of testing capacities nationally and the need to ensure productivity in key sectors is maintained while responding to the pandemic.


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PM Abiy and his Delegation Held Virtual Talks with Sudanese PM Abdala Hamdok Earlier this Afternoon

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his high-level delegation held virtual talks with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdala Hamdok earlier this afternoon. The discussions focused on exploring amicable solutions related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to resolve outstanding and misunderstood issues between the two parties. Responding to concerns raised by the Sudanese side, clarity was provided on environmental issues, dam safety and data exchange facilitation. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also provided progress information on the issues raised and highlighted the role the #GERD will play in strengthening the economies of three countries concerned. Agreement was made for technical level discussions to continue, led by the Ministers of Water Affairs of the countries.


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Ahead of the Eid Celebrations, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Visited Four Centres

Ahead of the Eid celebrations, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited four centres with food items as a gift, to wish followers of the Islamic faith a festive end of the fasting period. Those he visited include:

1. Around 100 Syrian refugees of the Syrian Civil War, who have been seeking assistance and respite after fleeing violence;

2. Khalid Nesir and Mohamed Ali’s rental house behind Bole Printing Press, where the two brothers have created a makeshift shelter for around 100 homeless and vulnerable individuals whose livelihoods have been affected by #COVID19;

3. An ‘Iddir’ or informal financial and social institution called ‘Let’s Work for Change Support Group’ that have been providing assistance to children who come from low income families and ones that have lost their parents; and

4. An indigenous non-governmental organisation called Babul Kheyer founded by a group of women, aimed at raising the standards of living of impoverished families and providing regular feeding programs twice per day for up to 500 individuals of various faith groups.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appreciated the efforts of all the groups coordinating the support and shared a message of well wishes to the beneficiaries as they celebrate a holy day marking the breaking of the Ramadan fast.


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የመደመር መጽሐፍ በድምጽ ትረካ ተዘጋጅቶ ለአድማጮች ቀረበ

በኢትዮጵያ የኢኮኖሚ፣ ፖለቲካ እና የውጭ ግንኙነት ጉዳዮች ላይ ያተኩራል። ሀገራችንን ለማስተዳደር ሀገር በቀል ዕሳቤንና ዐውዱን ከግንዛቤ ያስገባ ርእዮተ ዓለም ያስፈልጋል ብሎ ያምናል። ይህ የመደመር መጽሐፍ ነው። መጽሐፉ በድምፅ ትረካ ለአድማጭ-አንባቢዎች ቀርቧል፡፡ መጽሐፉ ለመላው ኢትዮጵያውያን በቀላሉ ለመድረስ እንዲችል ታስቦ በዚህ መልኩ ተዘጋጅቷል፡፡ በዚህ የኮቪድ19 ወረርሽኝ ባስከተለው የተለየ ወቅት፣ ሁሉም ዜጋ በያለበት ሆኖ አምራችነቱን እንዲቀጥል ያስፈልጋል፡፡ አእምሮን በሥራ መጥመድን ለማበረታታት፣ ብሎም ከሌሎች ጋር መነጋገሪያ ርዕሰ ጉዳይ ይሆን ዘንድ መደመር በገጸ በረከትነት ለኢትዮጵያውያን ቀርቧል፡፡ የኑሮ ውጥረት ፋታ የማይሰጣቸው ሠራተኞች ሥራቸውን እየከወኑ ሊያደምጡት ይችላሉ፡፡ ዕድሜያቸው የገፋ አዛውንቶች ማንበብ ባይችሉ አድምጠው፣ ስለ ሀገር እስከ ዕድሜ ማምሻ ያካበቱትን ሐሳብ እንዲያዋጡ ይጋበዛሉ፡፡ ዓይነ ሥውራንም የመጽሐፉን ገጾች በተረክ ያገላብጣሉ፡፡ በድምጽ ትረካ የተዘጋጀውን መደመር መጽሐፍን በ https://medemer.et/ ማድመጥ ወይም ማውረድ ይቻላል፡፡ ዕለታዊ የምዕራፍ ምንባቦችም በኢትዮጵያ ሬዲዮ እና በፋና ሬዲዮ ይቀርባሉ፡፡ #መደመር


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PM Abiy Met the High-Level Delegation from Sudan Led by Ambassador Omer Bahir Manees

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met the high level delegation from Sudan led by Ambassador Omer Bahir Manees, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, to discuss on key issues, including border issues, enhancing Ethio-Sudan economic ties, mitigating the effects of the COVID19 pandemic collaboratively and regional geopolitics.


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Leaders of the Orthodox, Muslim, Catholic and Protestant faith Leaders Met with PM Abiy to Discuss the Role of Religious Communities in Nation Building

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with leaders of the Orthodox, Muslim, Catholic and Protestant faith leaders, to discuss the role of religious communities in nation building by tapping into their common attributes. By coming together to build stronger inter-faith ties, the religious elders were asked to work together on key national issues including:

- giving voice to the voiceless
- promoting peace at the individual, family, community, national and regional levels
- responding to disasters and crisis
- developing a culture of volunteerism


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Presentation by the Minister of Agriculture which Reviews the National #GreenLegacy Initiative and the Preparations for Planting this Year

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over a presentation by the Minister of Agriculture which reviews the national #GreenLegacy initiative and the preparations for planting this year. Key stakeholders included national steering committee members, technical committee members, regional presidents and influential personalities that will be engaged in public mobilization.

Citing key success factors from last years planting season as great public mobilization, active engagement of government leadership, institutional coordination and stakeholders participation, the need to build on these good experiences was indicated. While the target for this year is to plant 5billion trees, preparations to ready the required number of seedlings has been underway since the end of lasts year’s planting season.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed emphasized the importance of continuity and finishing what has been started, indicating the #GreenLegacy initiative overall goal of planting 20billion trees within the next few years. He also shared the status of the Addis Ababa greening projects which are linked to promoting urban tourism and creating a livable city.

#PlantYourPrint


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The GERD Technical Committee Presented on the Status of Construction and Way Forward of the Dam

The GERD technical committee presented on the status of construction, negotiations and way forward of the Renaissance Dam in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed earlier this morning. Discussions following the presentation focused on the outlook and benefits of the GERD to downstream riparian countries and #Ethiopia’s commitment to fair and equitable use of #Nile waters.


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Locally Designed and Manufactured Mechanical Ventilator

One of the latest innovations shared on the innovation.covid19.et portal includes a locally designed and manufactured mechanical ventilator. The ventilator named ZAG is designed by three friends from Hawassa city, using locally available resources and working closely with medical experts from Hawassa Referral Hospital. Diverting energy and abilities to productive outcomes for the betterment of our society is highly admirable. By assessing community challenges and responding through innovations, citizens can play a positive role in national development goals. We encourage others to ideate and create product, technology, service, social, environmental, process and other types of innovations, heeding the needs of communities.


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The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group online summit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed participated in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group online summit, organised under the theme “United against COVID19.” As one of the 25 founding member states of NAM, Ethiopia has been an active participant since 1955. One of the key outcomes of the online summit include strengthening the values of international cooperation among the NAM member states in efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID19 global pandemic.


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PM Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afeworki inaugurated the Meki-Zeway Irrigation Development Project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afeworki inaugurated the Meki-Zeway Irrigation Development Project followed by a visit to the Flora-vegi fruit and vegetables seedlings nursery. As part of the Government’s focus on irrigation projects, they also reviewed the progress of activities at the Dugda woreda seedlings nursery.


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Addis Weg Webinar on the theme of ‘Innovating in Times of Crisis’

The COVID19 pandemic is altering our way of life across the world as countries enact various measures to contain the spread of the virus and save lives. While no one can know with certainty what a post-COVID19 world will look like, the inevitability of change is guiding us to learn from the future that is emerging and trigger innovative solutions to emerging needs and challenges.

We thank our speakers and moderator for a great Addis Weg Webinar. Share your innovations at innovation.covid19.et as well as your stories on the ‘Each One Feed One’ call to action. Together for a prosperous Ethiopia.


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Ethiopia aims to plant 5 billion seedlings this year

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited preparations in the Oromia Region for the upcoming #greenlegacy season. It is to be recalled that close to 4 billion seedlings were planted last year. Based on last year's experience, Ethiopia aims to plant 5 billion seedlings this year. This will cover a quarter of the 20 billion seedlings that are expected to be planted over the next four years.


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Give Blood - Save a Life!

Heeding the call of the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian National Blood Bank Service, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew donated blood this morning. While our health systems are actively confronting the #COVID19 health crisis, patients with cancer, mothers in delivery as well as individuals that have lost blood from various accidents are dependent on generous blood donors for their survival.


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ኮቪድ19ን ለመከላከል የተቋቋመው የሚኒስትሮች ኮሚቴ ዉይይት አካሄደ

ኮቪድ19ን ለመከላከል የተቋቋመው የሚኒስትሮች ኮሚቴ ክፍል ሁለት ዉይይት በሰላም እና ህግ አካበበር፤ ኢኮኖሚ፤ ዉጭ ጉዳይና፤ በህዝብ ግንኙነት ተግባራት ላይ ያተኮረ ነበር።

ሙሉውን ውይይት ለመከታተል የሚከተሉትን ማስፈንጠሪያዎች ይጠቀሙ፦
ክፍል 1: https://bit.ly/34VpQMO
ክፍል 2: https://bit.ly/2VUAxuM


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Easter Holiday Gifts to Elderly Women within the Arat Kilo Neighbourhood as well as for Children

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew delivered Easter Holiday gifts to elderly women within the Arat Kilo neighbourhood as well as for children living in the Kibebe Tsehay orphanage.

Also sharing Easter gifts with medical professionals at Eka Kotebe hospital, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the medical professionals working on the #COVID19 frontlines and encouraged them be resilient during this time while saving a nation.


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PM Abiy and First Lady Zinash Handed Over Food Supplies to the A.A City Administration

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew handed over food supplies to the Addis Ababa City Administration as part of the ‘Each One Feed One’ National Challenge Prime Minister Abiy put forth a week ago. The dry food items donated are in support of 1,000 households of a larger pool of households that the City Administration has identified as extremely vulnerable and needing support within the city.

The ‘Each One Feed One’ challenge, launched by the Prime Minister, is a nationwide effort to mobilize individuals at every level to provide a meal, matching their own meal, to the most vulnerable sections of society.
Considering the adverse effects that #COVID19 is introducing, the challenge posed by the Prime Minister aims to alleviate some of the economic burdens that the most vulnerable sections of society will be faced in this period.


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The Council of Ministers of the Government of Ethiopia have decreed a State of Emergency

Considering the gravity of the COVID19 health crisis with global social, political and economic impacts, the Federal Government of Ethiopia has been undertaking various measures in the past few weeks to prepare and respond accordingly. Measures that have been taken thus far have been commensurate with frequent analysis of the emerging challenges. As the #COVID19 pandemic continues to progress globally and nationally, the Council of Ministers of the Government of Ethiopia have decreed a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed calls upon all to follow the ensuing measures that will further define the State of Emergency and to strictly adhere to the Ministry of Health prevention guidelines.


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PM Abiy's Discussions with Leaders of Competing Political Parties on #COVID-19 Measures

I’m holding a series of discussions with leaders of competing political parties today and tomorrow to discuss the impact of #COVID19 on #Ethiopia and additional measures that the government will be taking. As we implement social distancing, meeting all parties together is not possible and hence the consultations will proceed in small groups over the two days. I’m thankful for the constructive dialogue of this morning and look forward to the next ones.


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PM Abiy Held a Virtual Call with Leads of National Sub-Committee

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a virtual call with sub-committee leads of the high level national #COVID19 Ministerial committee to assess activity performance and to determine if additional assignments are required. #COVID19 prevention and containment efforts have progressed with incremental actions through each of the sub-committees. However, based on city wide observation missions undertaken by members of the committee, social distancing within market areas and transport systems as well as continued religious gatherings still remain a containment challenge. While attempts to raise awareness will continue together with law enforcement measures, members of the public are asked to strictly adhere to all cautionary advise in relation to the virus.


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Fake News in Times of Global Health Crisis is a Challenge

Fake news in times of global health crisis is a challenge that citizens have to take proactive measures to withstand instead of reactively spreading false narratives. The Federal government has made a concerted effort to organize and timely disseminate #COVID19 information through daily updates from the Ministry of Health. In addition, the Office of the Prime Minister has also been coordinating and sharing activity and status updates of the Ministerial and high level sub committees. Members of the public are asked to be vigilant of political profiteers in these times. Skewing public health information and creating fear and panic among citizens is an egregious act and betrayal of national solidarity. Key sources of information on #COVID19 cases remain the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute. The Office of the Prime Minister reminds law enforcement agents that they have been mandated to take action against individuals and groups unleashing terror upon people’s health and sense of safety.


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Ensuring #COVID19 Preparedness in #Africa to Mitigate Health Disasters is Critical

Following Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Jack Ma’s phone discussion and agreement to partner in the efforts against #COVID19, a teleconference was held yesterday between the Ethiopian and Chinese counterparts to align on the initiative ‘Reversing COVID-19 from Africa.’

Key issues discussed include:
(1) List & amount of items to be shipped to AA & to other African countries
(2) Shipment issues & documentation
(3) Warehouse & local transportation
(4) Handbook (to be translated to local languages as well
(5) Personnel issues
(6) Data & Information platforms

Ensuring #COVID19 preparedness in #Africa to mitigate health disasters is critical. #JackMa and I agreed this morning on ways of working together to halt the spread of #COVID19 on the continent. Great appreciation to Jack Ma for partnering with #Ethiopia to distribute 10-20k corona testing kits per country and more than 100k masks for each African country. In addition, the support package includes distribution of guideline books developed recently on how to treat patients with the virus. Material support coupled with enhanced knowledge is key to #COVID19 containment.



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A Discussion was Held Between the PMO, FCO, RCO and the RHB Leads on Covid-19

A discussion was held between the Office of the Prime Minister, Federal and Regional Communications Officers and the Regional Health Bureau's Communication leads on how to effectively create awareness on Covid-19. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged government communicators to become soldiers who prevent transmission of the virus by providing accurate and up-to-date information to the public. Centralization of access to information, access to the latest updates from the Ministry of Health, enabling internal communication within the government structure, making effective use of the pre-existing regional government communication system that reaches the lower strata and effective utilization of existing resources are among the key issues raised. In addition to using media, government communication professionals are responsible for utilizing other contextualized alternatives to deliver relevant information to the public and prevent panic.



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PM Abiy met with the #COVID19 Ministerial Committee to assess status of preparedness tasks undertaken nationally

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the #COVID19 Ministerial Committee to assess status of preparedness tasks undertaken nationally. State Minister Dr Lia Tadesse briefed the Prime Minister and members of the cabinet on related activities since the announcement of #COVID19.

In #Ethiopia, there is no confirmed positive case thus far. Nevertheless the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with relevant institutions, have:-

  • set up a 24hr emergency center to work on #COVID19 preparedness
  • screening of travelers entering the country through land and air
  • follow-up of suspected cases by phone
  • operation of 8335 phone line for alerts of suspected cases and information
  • in country testing being done since February 18 after acquiring the required testing equipment
  • setup of quarantine centers
  • setup of Yeka Kotebe hospital as the primary hospital to take care of suspected cases and positive confirmations with capacity to attend to 600 patients
  • development of other medical institutions as backup centers
  • collection of required input materials for prevention and response, like masks etc
  • strengthening communication and relaying adequately and timely information to the public to raise awareness

Considering global trends, it is inevitable that cases will emerge in country and therefore the public needs to be well aware of prevention precautions and keep calm. Relatedly, members of the public are advised to:

  1. Increase sanitation practices, washing hands frequently and limiting unnecessary touching
  2. Increase consumption of immune system boosting nutrients; and
  3. Engage in awareness raising on prevention measures and alert public health officials on suspected cases


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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Discussions with Community Members of South Omo Zone

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew together with former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other high level government delegates were received in a warm welcome by residents of South Omo zone at Jinka stadium.

During discussions with community members of South Omo zone, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that a research delegation led by former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be undertaking a study to identify development projects aimed at transforming the lives of pastoralists in the area.

In addition to key interventions being undertaken by the government to develop infrastructure, modernize agriculture, address water and electricity provision, the discussions Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held with community members aimed at identifying critical needs and concerns.



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A Warm Welcome for PM Abiy Ahmed to Tercha Town by Dawuro Zone Residents

As part of his two-year country wide public consultations, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed together with Minister for Peace, Muferiat Kamil were received in a warm welcome to Tercha town by Dawuro zone residents.

Elders at the Tercha stadium gathered with zonal residents, commended the Prime Minister for being the first Prime Minister to visit the people of Dawuro.

During community conversations with Dawuro residents, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted how poverty initiates divisions and the heroism required now is the type that will come together to finish the #GERD and make #Ethiopia a source of energy for its neighbors.

Participants in the community discussion particularly appreciated Prime Minister Abiy for the milestones marked thus far. In particular, female participants marked him as a leader that has elevated and brought women to the fore.

Key issues raised include the need for water provision, increasing supply of electricity commensurate with growing cities and requests for finalizing construction works of roads started. In addition, requests were made to facilitate the registration of Dawuro heritages; to enable research and studies to be undertaken in exploring Omo valley assets and drawing investments into bamboo industry creation as job creation means.

Responding to issues raised, Prime Minister Abiy recalled the key elements of the homegrown economic reform agenda and the 10yr national plan that will be launched soon as a cohesive way forward for addressing the requests made by Dawuro residents.



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Konta Special Woreda Residents Welcomed PM Abiy in a Warm Reception

A first visit to Konta Woreda, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed how abundant Konta is, bestowed with natural resources that are inspiring for diverse development projects. He indicated the need and commitments to hasten the pace of finalizing the Koysha hydroelectric project and begin generating energy, to attract investment opportunities.

Considering the great natural assets of the area, the potential to transform Konta through investments and generate sustainable wealth is highly possible.



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አዲስ ወግ: "የሎጅስቲክስ ዘርፍ ሪፎርም"

የሎጂስቲክ ሥርዓቱ ማነቆዎችን ከነመንስኤያቸው መለየት፣ የመፍትሔ ሀሳቦችን ወደ መርሀግብር ለውጦ መተግበርና እንዲያውም ወደ አንድ የኢንደስትሪ ዘርፍ እንዲያድግ የሚያስችሉ ሥራዎች ተሠርተዋል።

የግሉ ዘርፍ አስተዋጽኦ የዳበረ እንዲሆን መንግሥት እሴትን ለመጨመር ሊያደርግ የሚያስፈልገው ድጋፍ ተለይቶ ታውቋል። ለዚህም ዓይነተኛ ማሳያ የሚሆነው በደረቅ ወደቦች ላይ እየተሠራ ያለው ሥራ ነው።

ከቴክኖሎጂ አንጻር የአንድ መስኮት አገልግሎት ሥራው ሂደትን እያቀላጠፈ ነው። የግሉ ዘርፍ እና የባለድርሻ አካላት ሚና እንዲሁም ፋይናንስ ለዘርፉ እድገት ያለው አበርክቶት ሊተኮርበት ያስፈልጋል።

የኢትዮጵያ ሎጂስቲክ ስትራተጂያዊ አቀማመጥ ለምሥራቅ አፍሪካ እጅግ ጠቃሚ ቢሆንም፣ በእሴት ላይ እምብዛምም ዋጋ ባለመጨመራችን እና ሥራው ያለቀለት ምርት የምናስገባ መሆኑ አሉታዊ ጎን ነው። ከዓለም አቀፍ አካሄድ አንጻር ተለዋዋጭና አዳጊ ፍላጎት መኖሩ፣ የተወሳሰበ የንግድ ስርዓት፣ ዓለምአቀፋዊነት አመጣሽ ተጋላጭነት፣ የሎጂስቲክስ ክህሎት፣ ቴክኖሎጂ፣ ስታንዳርዳይዜሽን፣ የመሳሰሉት በዘርፉ ላይ ተጽዕኖ ያሳድራሉ። የሎጂስቲክ ዘርፍ ከፍተኛ መሻሻል እንዲታይበት ሥራዎች በአፋጣኝ ሊከናወኑ ያስፈልጋል።

በሀገር ደረጃ ሁሉንም ባለድርሻ አካላት የሚያስተሳስር የሎጂስቲክስ ስርዓት ገና አላበጀንም። የሎጂስቲክስ ምክር ቤት መቋቋም ይህንን እውን ለማድረግ ያግዛል። የሎጂስቲክስ ዘርፍን ስናስብ የጊዜና የገንዘብን ዋጋ ከግምት ውስጥ ማስገባት አለብን። ያሉት ማሻሻያዎች ጥሩ ቢሆኑም፣ ቀጣይ ርምጃዎች መፋጠን አለባቸው። የሎጂስቲክ ልማት ቁልፍ የኢኮኖሚ አንቀሳቃሽ መሆኑ ሊስተዋል ያስፈልጋል።



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Members of the Taxi Drivers Association Met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Following their tour of various development projects throughout the city, including the Beautifying Sheger and Entoto works, members of the taxi drivers association met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a brief discussion.

Prime Minister Abiy noted that the development works begun are a generational asset with great potential for expansion through investments. He further emphasised the critical role that transporters play in mobilising tourism and investments through their encounters with different passengers. He assured members of the association that #Ethiopia’s growth is inevitable when we overcome our own limitations to pave the path to prosperity.



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Efforts to Strengthen Relations with Key International Partners have been Fruitful

Over the past one year and half, efforts to strengthen relations with key international partners have been fruitful. Following the December 2019 visit of the new EU Commission President, Dr. Ursula Von der Leyen, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and EU Commission Vice President, Mr. Josep Borrell this morning.

Prime Minister Abiy underlined that the government remains committed to forging ahead with the reforms begun almost two years ago. Recalling critical political and economic milestones achieved, he shared the work being done by the government to further enhance milestones. On regional peace and security, he reiterated that ultimate sacrifices will be paid to release peace in the region.

Mr. Borrell congratulated Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his Nobel Peace Prize win and expressed that the EU is the biggest ally to Ethiopia. He further affirmed continued support during the country’s democratic process and vowed to work closely together.



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Kembatta Tembaro Zone Residents Give a Warm Welcome to PM Abiy Ahmed

Addressing the gathering waiting for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Durame Stadium in Kembatta Tembaro zone, he acknowledged the people of the area for their strength, knowledge and efforts to live immersed in the spirit of #MEDEMER.

Recounting the philosophy of Kembatta Tembaro elders which emphasizes the ripple effect of individual actions, he stressed the importance of respecting the rights of others to get ones rights respected. The fate of Ethiopia rests on the collective actions of all those that make up this great nation.

“I am certain that the people of Kembatta Tembaro zone will not march to the tune of occasional noises. Our goal is prosperity, guaranteed in a journey of MEDEMER,” Prime Minister Abiy stated, reflecting on their historical foundations of hard work.



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Discussions with Representatives of the Kembatta Tembaro Zone on Key Issues

During discussions with representatives of the Kembatta Tembaro zone key issues that emerged include infrastructure, electricity and roads request; water supply and sanitation needs particularly in relation to maternal health care.

Participants of the discussion commended Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for elevating the role of women in society by paving the path for more women in leadership.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted that the government has adopted the theme of “A Year of Finishing” at the beginning of the 2012 Ethiopian calendar with a commitment to addressing concerns of projects already begun. He raised the values of listening to one another and respecting the dignity of all as a critical measuring stick for development.

In response to some of the issues raised, Dr Sileshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy gave an indication of the four woredas that are undergoing electrification work soon as well as the five year national goal of full electrification. Similarly, he shared the multi-village scheme design for water works in the area plus additional water projects in the pipeline.

Habtamu Tegene, Head of the Ethiopian Roads Authority also shared the road build projects in the pipeline for which budget has been allocated by the Federal Government, indicating a commitment to undertake these projects within the budget year.



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Thousands of Residents of the Halaba Zone Gathered at the Halaba Kulito Stadium to Receive PM Abiy

Thousands of residents of the Halaba zone gathered at the Halaba Kulito stadium to receive Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a warm welcome. To honor his arrival and in celebration of #MEDEMER the community presented and gifted 120 oxen and 3 camels in a parade.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recalled the rich historical significance played by the Halaba people in Ethiopia’s past and called upon the zones residents to tap into this heritage in countering emerging challenges to enable Ethiopia’s prosperity.

He affirmed strengthened support of the FDRE government to the people of Alaba and encouraged them to forge ahead through hard work.

PM Abiy Ahmed held discussions with community members from the Halaba zone following the welcoming ceremony at the stadium.

Requests for asphalt roads, access to water supply, construction of hospitals and other infrastructure requests were raised during the discussions.

Members of the Ministerial delegation provided information with regards to the various efforts being undertaken to address the needs of Halaba zone.

Prime Minister Abiy acknowledged the key issues raised by participants of the discussion and encouraged them to maintain their unity and love as Ethiopia ascends to prosperity.



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National Voluntary Service Program launch event held at the African Union Hall

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended the National Voluntary Service Program launch event held at the African Union Hall this morning.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy shared the anchoring principle of altruism inherent in voluntary service. He called upon the youth to fully partake in the program and consider the skills they will develop as foundation skills for life.

He cautioned youth to harness their energy for productive purposes and apply wisdom in their engagements, being selective in how time is spent and energy is expended, focusing solely on positive deeds.



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PM Abiy met with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Sigrid Kaag

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met this morning with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Sigrid Kaag who came to Ethiopia to handover a ceremonial 18th century crown. The crown had been missing since 1993 and we rediscovered in Rotterdam, Netherlands in October 2019. The Netherlands government facilitated this handover with the belief that it has a duty to restitute this important artifact back to Ethiopia.



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Members of the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission Hold Discussion with PM Abiy

Members of the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission established one year ago met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss and review progress of activities undertaken, including the development of a strategic plan; forging partnerships with various entities and groups; stakeholder consultations in different areas and taking targeted interventions following conflict in some pockets of the country.

After reviewing the key milestones presented by representatives of the commission, Prime Minister Abiy provided direction in how to further strengthen their activities by focusing on the capacity and potential of the commission to execute key activities through creating goodwill.



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PM Abiy Ahmed at the Silte Zone’s Worabe city in SNNP Region to Hold Discussions

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, when meeting the residents of the Silte Zone at the Werabe Stadium, said “The people of Silte are known for their strong work and dedication for development. They know that citizenship is like a river, their origin is Silte while their destination is the whole wide world. Their journey is one of Medemer. Medmer is wider than a line and therefore we chose the wider road to journey towards prosperity without tiring and slumbering. We do not slumber because we inherited a country full of debt. Talking about debt does not mean paying it. We work for a better and debt free future. We also understand that the people of Silte have questions that are not answered yet. In Medemer, we will put in our best efforts to respond to each question progressively.

It is crucial to preserve the unity and harmony of Ethiopia. Arming youngsters in the name of protecting unity and togetherness is to teach them about war. Instead, let us arm them with a pen and a pencil, a Bible and a Koran and not with weapons. We will continue our journey of Medmer by correcting and straightening those who attempt to divide us with race and religion.”

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded to a series of questions raised by the inhabitants of the Silte Zone. The questions focused on infrastructure, good governance and the current national situations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated that the government will do everything in its capacity to improve the aforementioned issues and asked the communities to do their part.

It was raised that the issue of forming additional regions was addressed in the earlier discussions with community representatives from the different areas of SNNPR. It was noted that regions will not be established by the number of nation nationalities. At the same time, the people’s right to self-governance will remain respected.



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PM Abiy Ahmed is Currently Holding Consultations with Ethiopian Women in UAE

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently holding consultations with Ethiopian women in UAE who ended up in shelters due to unfortunate circumstances and violence. Ethiopian women who have become successful in their lives in Middle East countries will also be sharing their experiences.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues his discussion with Ethiopian women who ended up in shelters from Jeddah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Jazan, Bahrain, Riyadh and other cities.

Senior government officials facilitated the detailed discussion session. Prime Minister Abiy expressed his sadness about the situation they are in due to irregular migration and violence by employers and traffickers. He promised to find lasting solution in consultation with the governments of the Middle East countries.

Prime Minister Abiy said that a consulate will open to closely follow up the status of migrants in Bahrain and consultations will be held to enable the migrants obtain a residence permit. The government of Ethiopia will work to return the irregular migrants whose condition does not allow to get residence permit.

The participants of the discussion underlined that it is traffickers who expose migrants to harm and trouble. They added, they will be part of the solution by working with the governments of the Middle East countries in providing accurate information and evidence to expose traffickers.



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An Agreement with the Governments of the UAE to legalize Irregular Migrants and Mercy to be Granted to Ethiopians who have been Imprisoned

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reached an agreement with the governments of the UAE countries to legalize irregular migrants to obtain residence and work permits, as well as mercy to be granted to Ethiopians who have been imprisoned. The request for school construction from the Ethiopian community as well as the request of Protestant Christians to have a place of worship and prayer has also been agreed to.

In addition, today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Dubai Expo 2020 preparations. After looking at the preparations, he remarked "what we have seen is the evidence of what people could do in wisdom if restraints are not placed on their needs.” During the previous Expos, the entire continent of Africa was given a limited place. However, in Dubai Expo 2020, in addition to various spots being allocated, the vast amphitheater allocated for Ethiopia provides a great opportunity to introduce Ethiopian products and culture to the whole world. It has also been agreed that ten thousand young Ethiopians will take part in the constructions of the Dubai expo.



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"I Am Happy Beyond Measures to be Able to Meet with Ethiopians Living in the Middle East Countries" PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with members of the Ethiopian diaspora at Shabab Alahli stadium in the afternoon. In his remarks Prime Minister Abiy stated, “I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the Ethiopian diaspora in U.S.A and Europe. I did the same with the Ethiopian diaspora living in South Africa a few weeks ago. I am happy beyond measures to be able to meet with Ethiopians living in the Middle East countries. All of you Ethiopians and of Ethiopian descent have come here to labour in any field possible and change your lives and that of your people.

The tribulation and pain you endured due to this is an unwritten and amazing book. The contribution you are making for your country while passing through challenges should be told in a unique manner. Your government has signed bilateral agreements with the governments of Middle East countries so that you work with dignity and labour rights. Your government understands that Ethiopia is respected when you are respected. Therefore, we will strive to do everything to protect your rights and dignity. I have sincere respect for your patience and beautiful organization to receive me in a warm welcome and express you love.”



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Discussion with the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Hon. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held talks with the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Hon. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Upon receiving the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation and support for Prime Minister Abiy's efforts to transform Ethiopia and his continued work to bring sustainable peace in Ethiopia as well as Africa.

The discussion focused on resolving challenges and responding to various questions raised by Ethiopians living in Dubai and throughout the Arab Emirates. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed raised issues from his meeting yesterday with the 300 representatives and leaders of the Ethiopian community. Sheikh Mohammed promised to consult with the responsible officials regarding work permit for Ethiopians, access for land to build schools and worship institutions as well as other matters related to the Ethiopian diaspora. One of the outcomes of the meeting is granting the Ethiopian Orthodox Church a land to build a place of worship in Abudabi.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Abu Dhabi for an official visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Abu Dhabi for an official visit. Prime Minister Abiy and his delegates were received with a warm welcome by the Foreign Minister Diab Mohammed bin Zayed and senior leaders.



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Consultation with Community Representatives and Leaders of the Ethiopian Diaspora who Reside in the Countries of Middle East

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently holding a consultation with 300 community representatives and leaders of the Ethiopian diaspora who reside in the countries of Middle East. The Ethiopian diaspora raised questions in relation to the current situation in Ethiopia, being able to build worship institutions and schools in their countries of residence as well as other social issues to which Prime Minister Abiy responded.


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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in an Official Welcoming Ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister this morning

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in an official welcoming ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister this morning. The two leaders held bilateral talks together with members of their delegation on various issues of common interest. President Buhari noted the progress Ethiopia has been marking over the past two years and commended Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for the energy and speed of the reforms. Prime Minister Abiy shared with President Buhari key aspects of the reforms within the frame of exploring national potential, expediting productivity in identified potential ares and building prosperity.

The two agreed to share lessons on similar experiences in common between the two countries, including ethnic and religious diversity, federalism and the youth dividend that can be harnessed for development. Furthermore, they also agreed to cooperate closely on trade and investment potentials, tourism, energy and agriculture development as well as experience sharing on the return of stolen assets, which Nigeria has recently marked key milestones on.



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PM Abiy Ahmed received The Right Honourable PM Justin Trudeau and his Delegation this Morning

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation this morning. Prime Minister Trudeau shared his gratitude for the warm welcome and expressed the commitment of the Canadian government to strengthen ties with Ethiopia on many fronts. He appreciated the changes and reforms underway in Ethiopia and affirmed to standby as a friend and good partner. Prime Minister Abiy shared the multifaceted reforms underway in Ethiopia anchored in democratization as well as the vision for building holistic prosperity.

The two further explored how to work together on common interests of development, climate change trade, investments in energy, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals and regional peace and security.



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አዲስ ወግ አንድ ጉዳይ የግብርናው ዘርፍ ቁልፍ የሪፎርም እርምጃዎች

አዲስ ወግ አንድ ጉዳይ የግብርናው ዘርፍ ቁልፍ የሪፎርም እርምጃዎች በሚል ርዕስ እየተካሄደ ነው። የዘርፉ ባለ ድርሻ አካላትን በማሳተፍ ለግብርናው ዘርፍ ገንቢ የሆኑ ሀሳቦችን ለማንሸራሸርና ግብአቶችን ለማግኘት የታለመ ነው።

ዶ/ር አንተነህ ግርማ ከግብርና ሚኒስቴር፣ መንግሥት የሚያካሂዳቸውን ቁልፍ የሪፎርም አቅጣጫዎች ያመላከቱ ሲሆን፣ መንግሥት የዘርፉ ባለድርሻ አካላት ሚናቸውን እንዲጫወቱ ለማስቻልና በዘርፉ ላይ የራሱን ተሳትፎ ክፍተት መሙላት ወደሚያስፈልግበት ሁኔታ ብቻ ለማድረግ እየሠራ እንደሚገኝ ተናግረዋል።

የግብርና ሚኒስቴር አማካሪ በሆኑት ወ/ሮ ላቀች ሚካኤል አመቻችነት እና በእንስሳት ሀብት ስፔሻሊስቱ ዶ/ር ወርቅነህ አያሌው፣ የግብርና ተመራማሪው ፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ስዩም፣ የኦሮሚያ ግብርና ሕብረት ሥራ ፌዴሬሽን ተወካይ ወ/ሮ አስከበረች በላይነህ እና በሆራይዘን ፕላንቴሽን ሥራ አስኪያጅ አቶ ጀማል አሕመድ አቅራቢነት በመካሄድ ላይ ይገኛል።

“የመሬት ይዞታ እና አጠቃቀምን ማሻሻል፣ በትንንሽ ይዞታዎች ላይ ያተኮረ ሥራን ከመከወን በረዥም ጊዜ ይዞታ ላይ ማተኮር፣ ፖሊሲዎችን ማሻሻልና አሠራሮችን ማዘመን የግብርናው ዘርፍ በእጅጉ ውጤታማ እንዲሆን ትኩረት ሊደረግባቸው ይገባል።" - ፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ስዩም

"አዳዲስ መዋቅሮችን ለመፍጠር ከመሞከር ይልቅ፣ የባለድርሻ አካላትን ትስስር ማሻሻል ምርታማነትን ይጨምራል። በኢንቨስትመንት ደረጃ የእንስሳት ሀብት ላይ እምብዛምም እየተሠራ ያለ መሆኑ የእንስሳት ሀብት ላኪ ለመሆን ካለን ሀገራዊ መሻት ጋር የሚጣጣም አይደለም። የግል የእንስሳት ሀብት ማልማት በቴክኖሎጂ ቢታገዝና ቢስፋፋ የሥራ ዕድልም ምርታማነትም ይስፋፋል።" - ዶ/ር ወርቅነህ አያሌው

"የአፈር ማዳበሪያ በመንግሥት ለሕብረት ሥራ ማኅበራት የሚቀርብ ሲሆን፣ ተጠቃልሎ በማኅበራቱ ቢያዝ ሥራን ያቀላጥፋል። ማኅበራቱ የራሳቸውን ማሰልጠኛ ተቋማት ለመቋቋም ቢችሉ በተሻለ የሥራ ዕድል ፈጠራ ላይ ለመሥራት ይችላሉ። የመንግሥት ለማኅበራቱ ድጋፍ በማድረግ ያስጀመራቸው ጅማሬዎች ተጠናክረው ቢቀጥሉ፣ ባንኮች ልክ እንደ ሕብረት ሥራ ባንኮች ሁሉ ያለ ብዙ መያዣና ቅድመ ሁኔታ፣ እንዲሁም የበዛ ወለድ ለአርብቶ አደሮችና አርሶ አደሮች ብድር ቢያመቻቹ፣ አዋጁን ማዕከል ያደረገና የተፋጠነ ሀገራዊ እንቅስቃሴ ቢደረግ ምርታማነት በእጅጉ ይጨምራል።" - ወ/ሮ አስከበረች በላይነህ

"በግብርናው ዘርፍ የባለ ሀብቱ ሚና ይህ ነው የማይባል ቢሆንም ሦስት መሠረታዊ ተግዳሮቶች ይገጥሟቸዋል፣ እነርሱም ተሰሚነት ማጣት፣ ግንዛቤ ያለመኖር እና አላስፈላጊ የሆነና ሥራን የሚያወሳስብ ቁጥጥር ናቸው። ግብርና ሰፊ መስኮች ስላሉት በየመስኩ ውይይቶችን አካሂዶ ማሻሻያዎችን መተግበር ለሁሉም አካላት ይጠቅማል። የሸማቹን ፍላጎት ባጣጣመ መልኩ በዕቅድ የተመረጡ ሰብሎች ላይ አተኩሮ መሥራት፣ በምርምር የታገዘ የምርት ጥራትን ማዳበርም አስፈላጊ ነው።" - አቶ ጀማል አሕመድ



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The Genale Dawa III Hydroelectric Dam and the Welmel River Irrigation Development Projects Inaugurated

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Genale Dawa III hydroelectric dam and the Welmel river irrigation development, while laying foundation stone for the Calcal dam and river irrigation development projects. Bale Robe's elders and haadha siinqees received Prime Minister Abiy with a warm welcome.

The Genale Dawa III hydroelectric dam, built on Genale river located between Guji and Bale Zones, the generation capacity of the plant is 254 megawatt. When compared with the power generating capacity of the GERD, Genale Dawa generates 1640 GWh energy per annum which is one tenth of the GERD’s capacity. In terms of mega watt, its generation capacity is one twentieth of the GERD’s generation capacity which reveals the dam to have good capacity of generating power (with plant factor of 72 %) .

The Welmel river irrigation development project has the capacity of watering 11,000 hectares of land to benefit more than 22,000 farmers. The project is currently benefiting 1,123 farmers by watering 400 hectares of land.

The Calcal dam and river irrigation development project is located in Bale zone which aims at contributing towards food security and job creation the Raayituu and Gindhiir woredas. The dam will rest on 4154.5 kms of space while covering 326 hectars of land. The project will be executed with a budget of 2.8 billion birr to benefit 8,000 semi-pastoralists and farmers.



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A Presentation of GERD Progress was Made for PM Abiy Ahmed Following a Visit to the Site

A presentation of GERD progress was made for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed following a visit to the site. Reflecting on the progress, Prime Minister Abiy recounted the enormity of the vision and emphasized the importance of working effectively to realize dreams.

Recalling the completion delays that had been caused due to poor management, he shared the measures taken over the past year by the Government to address the problems the GERD construction was confronted with. Prime Minister Abiy encouraged all contractors to work harmoniously in accelerating progress and marking key milestones for early power generation.

A source of pride for Ethiopians and Africans, Prime Minister Abiy expresses commitment to equitable usage of the waters without any ill intentions for downstream countries.



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PM Abiy, President Isais and President Mohammed hold discussion on key issues related to their countries and developments in the Horn

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently holding talks with President Isais Afwerki and President Mohammed Abdullahi on key issues related to their respective countries and developments in the Horn region.

During discussions held between the leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, they reaffirmed their commitment to the Tripartite Agreement signed in September 2018. Further to reviewing implementation status of the agreements, they also adopted a plan of action for 2020 and beyond, focused on addressing common threats of terrorism, arms and human trafficking as well as drugs smuggling. The three leaders also committed to enhance joint socio-economic development, by harnessing existing human and natural resources.



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PM Abiy Ahmed Arrived in Asmara, Eritrea Earlier this Evening

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara, Eritrea earlier this evening and was received by President Isaias Afwerki. During the stay, Prime Minister Abiy will hold trilateral talks with President Isais Afwerki and President Mohammed Abdullahi of Somalia.



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Meeting with the National Committee of Ethiopian Athletes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with a National Committee formed to coordinate the activities and engagement of Ethiopian Athletes in the 2020 Olympics scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan. The National Olympic Committee briefed the Prime Minister on the preparations underway to not only send Ethiopian athletes off, but to ensure they return victorious.


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Public Consultation to Hear from Southern Region Community Representatives

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently holding a public consultation with community members from various zones in the Southern region. The public consultation is held to hear from community representatives on the needs of Southern nations and nationalities to accelerate development in the region.



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The GERD Filling and Operation Report and Technical Briefing

The Ethiopian GERD Team provided Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed a technical briefing on the GERD filling and operation report. The briefing included key points on hydrology of the river, filling timelines, procedures for the “drought threshold” and mitigation of drought, the coordination mechanisms to manage data and information exchange.

Following the briefing, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave direction and guidance on way forward.



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General Officers of the National Defense Forces Rank Promotion Ceremony

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the rank promotion ceremony of General Officers of the National Defense Forces earlier today.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy said, "The army is our national pride known for laboring alongside all parts of communities. The reform has answered all the questions raised by the army and will continue to do so until the composition adequately represents Ethiopia's diverse nation and nationalities. Today's rank promotion intends to ensure that by also appointing a relatively larger number of women Generals, the army sides by the Constitution to serve the nation equally and professionally."

He also underlined that the newly promoted should continue to serve with excellence and persistence.



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Prime Minister Abiy held bilateral talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation held bilateral talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa on issues of common interest. Key points raised include elevating the long standing diplomatic relations between the two countries to a strategic partnership; enabling investments in Ethiopia in sectors opening up and assessing the concerns of Ethiopians living in South Africa.

During the meeting, three agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Cyril Ramaphosa. These include:

1. Visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and official passports;
2. Agreement to cooperate in the field of tourism; and
3. Agreement to cooperate in the field of health



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in the Republic of Guinea for an official state visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in the Republic of Guinea for an official state visit. The visit will contribute to strengthening relations between the two countries.

It is to be recalled that Guinea Republic President Alpha Conde made an official state visit to Ethiopia last year. Cooperation agreements were signed in 2019 between the two countries, in the areas of education, health, financial management, agriculture and culture and tourism.

(Update: Jun 8, 202)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed concluded his Republic of Guinea visit earlier today where key agreements were made with President Alpha Conde to activate the partnership in the areas of agriculture, tourism, mining and energy.

During the stay in the Republic of Guinea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also met with Governor El Rufai of Kaduna State, Nigeria and Nigerian business tycoon,Tony Olumelu, to discuss investment opportunities in Ethiopia in various burgeoning sectors.



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PM Abiy Celebrated Ethiopian Christmas (Gena) with elders, children and persons with disability at Unity Park

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed celebrated Ethiopian Christmas (Gena) with elders, children and persons with disability at Unity Park this morning. In his remarks Prime Minister Abiy stressed the importance of giving and sharing what one has, as material wealth by itself does not make one prosperous.



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Community dialogue held with Yabelo town residents in the Borena Zone of Oromia Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held a community dialogue with Yabelo town residents in the Borena Zone of Oromia Region. In his remarks, he reminded town members to continue nurturing the values of love and peace, anchored in unity, as foundations for economic and social development.

Elders from the community reflected on the path of democratization Ethiopia has taken, citing the related religious and other freedoms that have been witnessed over the past two years. They also raised questions related to infrastructure, water and electricity requirements in the area as well as initiatives that address the needs of pastoralist communities.

(Update: Jan 6, 2020)

Bule Hora Town residents in the West Guji Zone of the Oromia Region received Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a warm welcome this afternoon. He will be talking to members of the community on various issues.



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The Ethiopia Electronic Single Window Project has officially launched

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has officially launched the Ethiopia Electronic Single Window Project. The Project connects 16 regulatory agencies and enables traders to process all documentation relating to import and export through a single electronic submission. By creating a paperless environment, eliminating uncoordinated, multiple physical inspections, and repetitive document submissions, it will reduce clearance time from 44 days to 13 days and eventually to 3 days. The eSW will also improve transparency, reduce corruption by minimising the opportunities for physical interaction.



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The Construction Sector should be Void of Corruption to Deliver Projects that are up to International Standards

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who attended the opening ceremony of the second National Construction Sector Movement at UNECA stated that the government understands the challenges faced in the sector which could be resolved through the collaboration of the government and sectoral actors. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed further stated that the construction sector should be void of corruption to deliver projects that are up to international standard and stand the test of time. As the sector plays a key role in both agriculture and industry, it should not tolerate any form of misconduct and corruption, he added.

The government intends to enable the construction sector to become competitive and play appropriate role in Ethiopia in the coming decade and therefore will extend the necessary support. The conference which aims at finding durable solutions for the challenges in the sector took place under the motto “Construction for Ethiopia’s prosperity.”



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the construction site of the central part of the ‘Beautifying Sheger’ project this morning

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the construction site of the central part of the ‘Beautifying Sheger’ project this morning to review its progress since the groundbreaking ceremony on October 1, 2019 for the China supported component of the project. This includes the construction of a Central Square (about 48 hectares) and 12-km river treatment (Entoto Mountain to Peacock reach).

The ‘Beautifying Sheger’ project which aims to develop Addis Ababa’s river systems and surrounding areas along the 56km stretch from Entoto to Akaki is part of the Prime Minister’s integrated and holistic initiative to clean up the city, generate jobs, and build service and green economies.

The first stage of the project is expected to be completed in May 2020, with various key construction milestones to be achieved as of March 2020.



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The laying of the corner stone for the 4 Billion Birr modern edible oil factory in Addis Ababa

The laying of the corner stone for the 4 Billion Birr modern edible oil factory in Addis Ababa is a direct response to some of the key challenges that the Home Grown Economic Reform Agenda aims to address. With Ethiopia’s great potential to produce cooking oil, dependence on subsidised imports has consumed around 25% of foreign currency expenditure. The edible oil factory with processing capacity of 500 MT of oilseeds is expected to not only save foreign currency expenditure, but also fulfil the unmet demand for edible oil of residents of Addis Ababa and surrounding cities of the Oromia region.



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The ground breaking Merewa-Somodo-Seka and Somodo-Limu Junction spur design and built road project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the ground breaking ceremony for the Merewa-Somodo-Seka and Somodo-Limu Junction spur design and built road project this morning. Originally built 45 years ago, the road has since then deteriorated making it difficult to utilize and taking up to five hours to travel the 94km road. The road which is expected to be completed within the next fours years at a cost of Birr 2.2 billion will cut through Jimma zone and three woredas: mana; limmu kosa and limmu seqa.



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President Isaias Afeworki and his delegation welcomed this morning for a short working visit

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed this morning President Isaias Afeworki and his delegation for a short working visit.The two parties will hold discussions on enhancing the bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.



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PM Abiy joined taxi owners, attendants and drivers clean the Kasanchis taxi depot

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed joined taxi owners, attendants and drivers clean the Kasanchis taxi depot which is the starting point for eight city transport lines. Prime Minister Abiy shares that he undertook this cleaning activity in the morning to express his respect and gratitude to our cities transporters.



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“Let’s Build an Ethiopia conducive for all”

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended a Peace Conference held at the Millennium Hall this afternoon under the theme “Let’s Build an Ethiopia conducive for all.” The conference is a scale up of dialogue that has been undertaken over the past several weeks. These dialogue sessions were held among business communities, online activists, youth, elders and religious leaders from the Amhara and Oromia regional states, in efforts to reconcile differences and build on efforts to bring both communities together.



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Dr. Khalid S. Alkhudairy of the Saudi Fund for Development and his delegation met with PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Dr. Khalid S. Alkhudairy of the Saudi Fund for Development and his delegation in a discussion on investments and development support for various endeavours underway. Prime Minister Abiy also presided over the signing of two concessional loan agreements with Saudi Fund for Development amounting to 140 million USD to support road, water supply and sanitation development signed by Ahmed Shide, FDRE Minister of Finance and Dr. Khalid S. Alkhudairy.

In addition, Paddy Padmanathan, President/CEO of Acwa Power International and Dr. Abraham Belay, CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power Company, signed the Gad and Dicheto solar energy projects Implementation Agreement (IA) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the generation of solar power in Afar and Somali regions.



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Nobel Peace Laureate PM Abiy Ahmed's replicas of the diploma and medal placed for public viewing

Under the custodianship of the Minister for Peace, H.E. Muferiat Kamil, the three replicas of the diploma and medal received by Nobel Peace Laureate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have been placed for public viewing at three locations in Addis Ababa. These include the Ministry for Peace (to be moved to the Peace center upon completion), at the Addis Ababa University Institute of Ethiopian Studies and at the National Museum. The placement of the Nobel Prize replicas for public viewing is aimed at encouraging the next generation of peace makers and the general public to work towards maintaining and elevating Ethiopia to greater heights.



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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in a bilateral meeting with PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met his Norwegian counterpart Prime Minister Erna Solberg in a bilateral meeting this morning. The two discussed various issues including Ethiopia’s efforts in building a democracy and strengthening the momentum began.

They agreed to collaborate on rebuilding the Ethiopian Navy through the provision of capacity building support; exchanges and learning for Ethiopian women leaders on political leadership and on Ethiopia’s aspiration of a green legacy. In addition the two also deliberated upon regional peace and stability.

As part of the Nobel tradition, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also held meetings with the President of the Norwegian Parliament, Ms Tone Trøen and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, led by Ms Anniken Huitfeldt. The discussions focused on political, economic and social developments in Ethiopia.



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PM Abiy Ahmed met with Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister of Swedish

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with his Swedish counterpart Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in an Official State visit today. The two discussed key issues related to political and economic reforms; the role dialogue plays in bridging divides; regional stability and enhancing women’s political leadership.

Prime Minister Lofven congratulated Prime Minister Abiy for his Nobel win and expressed his Government’s appreciation of various measures and initiatives taken by Prime Minister Abiy.

Prime Minister Abiy on his part shared his gratitude to the Swedish Government for the continued support provided for education, health, water supply, rural roads and integrated rural development. Explaining the ongoing reforms his administration is committed to, he highlighted the challenges of ungovernable emotions in a transition period and reiterated the importance of believing in the potential of tomorrow and working hard towards it.



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PM Abiy Ahmed address at a symposium organized to mark the celebration of Nations and Nationalities day

In his address at a symposium organized to mark the celebration of Nations and Nationalities day, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shared that the struggles of Ethiopia’s nations and nationalities has been to create an Ethiopia that is equal for all. Democracy is not an easy task. No matter how difficult the task at the beginning, it is nevertheless a worthwhile journey. Respect, tolerance and patience are what will be worth our while if we anchor ourselves in these values as we journey on to prosperity.



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Prime Minister Abiy visited today currently under construction housing project for 3500 street children

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited today a new residential project in Addis Ababa – currently under construction for housing 3500 street children. The facility is just one component of a larger national scheme initiated by the Prime Minister in August 2019 to tackle multifaceted predicaments of street children.

The initiative hopes to create a happy and lasting change in their lives. It is inspired by Medemer’s underlying motto that no one shall be left behind. The facility will provide street children a whole set of amenities – including accommodation, clothing, daily subsistence and rehabilitation services.



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Ethiopia and the European Commission signed four agreements, worth €170 million

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the signing of four agreements between Ethiopia and the European Commission worth €170 mil. Mr. Ahmed Shide, F.D.R.E’s Minister of Finance and the European Commissioner for International Partnerships Ms. Jutta Urpilainen signed the financing agreements in support of political and economic reforms.


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PM Abiy Ahmed welcomed this morning Dr. Gerd Müller and Mr. Hubertus Heil

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed this morning Dr. Gerd Müller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Mr. Hubertus Heil, German Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. The high-level visit follows the G20 Compact with Africa (CWA) conference held in Berlin a few weeks ago, during which Germany and Ethiopia concluded a Declaration of Intent on the Design of a Reform Partnership to Promote Private Investment and Sustainable Economic Development.

Towards this, following the bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the signing of the declaration through which Germany has committed 352.5 million Euros to Ethiopia for the realization of the reform partnership and the continuation of the existing cooperation portfolio. Prime Minister Abiy also presided over a handover ceremony in which the keys for up to 144 agriculture equipment, including spare parts, have been provided by the German Government on the request of Prime Minister Abiy and in support agriculture mechanisation in Ethiopia.



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The Unification of EPRDF into Prosperity Party

Moments from the signing occasion marking the unification of EPRDF into Prosperity Party in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.

More: https://bit.ly/2Y3eZNc



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The 13th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government

During the opening of the 13th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recounted the progress IGAD member states have been making recently towards transforming crisis and ceasing hostilities. He noted the encouraging efforts being made by IGAD countries towards peace and development in the region. He also expressed gratitude to member states that trusted Ethiopia with the leadership of the organisation for several years.



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Alibaba Group to establish an eWTP Hub in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presided over the signing of MOU’s between the Federal Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the e-Commerce giant Alibaba Group, establishing an eWTP Hub in Ethiopia (eWTP).

With the rapid development of digital technology in diverse fields globally, the launch of Electronic World Trade Platform - Ethiopia will support the development of the digital economy in Ethiopia and making it easier for Ethiopian and other African merchants to participate in global trade. eWTP Ethiopia will have advanced technology, infrastructure and services, as well as a customized regulatory framework intended to promote innovation in trade and the digital economy.

In his remarks during the launch of Electronic World Trade Platform, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated, "Electronic trade platform is part of Ethiopia's technological development. Technology affects lifestyles by assisting the shift from old to new. The world is in a fast paced change due to the fourth industrial revolution. Electronic trade platform is a step forward to making Ethiopia among the five economic giants of Africa within the coming decade. It also expands the horizon for small and medium enterprises.



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Entoto project an extension of the Unity Park and Sheger river projects

An extension of the Unity Park and Sheger river projects, I am quite pleased to share that the Entoto project is in good progress after reviewing this morning and will be open to the public soon. Beyond transforming the look of the city, these kind of projects bring jobs, increase tourism and show our capacity to deliver in short time frames.



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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cooperation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea met with PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received Mr. Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cooperation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea who delivered a personal message from President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. On behalf of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Mr. Oyono Esono Angue congratulated Prime Minister Abiy on his Nobel Peace Prize win and appreciated him for the role he plays in promoting peace on the continent. Inviting Prime Minister Abiy to make an official State visit to Equatorial Guinea, he also shared the message of gratitude for Ethiopia’s support of Equatorial Guinea’s nomination to the UNESCO Executive Council.



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Earlier today Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation met with PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) earlier today. BMGF have been supporting #Ethiopia improve agricultural productivity and increased coverage of health interventions for several years.

The two discussed furthering enhancing BMGF’s support in the Government’s key priority areas.



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The outgoing Executive Secretary of the IGAD Mahboub Maalim & incoming Executive Secretary Workineh Gebeyu met with PM Abiy today

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met this afternoon with the outgoing Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Amb. (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, as well as the incoming Executive Secretary Dr. Workineh Gebeyu. Prime Minister Abiy appreciated Ambassador Maalim’s dedication and contribution to the regional organization and the efforts made through IGAD to stabilize the region.



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PM Abiy Ahmed met with General Stephen Townsend, the Commander of the US Africa Command

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with General Stephen Townsend, the Commander of the United States Africa Command. General Townsend congratulated the Prime Minister for his recent Nobel Peace Prize Award, noting the award as remarkable for Ethiopia and the region. Recognizing the longstanding relationship between Ethiopia and the United States, particularly in the areas of military cooperation, the two discussed on strengthened short term and long term capacity building support for the national army. Building on the reforms work within the National Defence Forces, Prime Minister Abiy reiterated the Government’s commitment to professionalizing the national army and ensuring it is a non-partisan and non-political entity in support of democracy.



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Briefing on the MEDEMER concept to the members of the diplomatic community and international organizations in Ethiopia

The Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed members of the diplomatic community and international organizations in Ethiopia on the #MEDEMER concept this afternoon.



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Jobs Creation Commission in collaboration with the MasterCard Foundation expects to provide over 10mil young people access to jobs

Creating access to dignified and fulfilling job opportunities is a critical focus area for the Government. The priority areas of tourism, mining, agriculture and ICT offer great potential to spur economic growth. Jobs Creation Commission, (the institution created to spearhead the jobs agenda under the Office of the Prime Minister) in collaboration with the MasterCard Foundation expects to provide over 10million young people access to jobs in Ethiopia by 2030. MasterCard Foundation has committed an initial USD 300 million to this initiative. The initiative aims to particularly support entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business innovate and achieve greater productivity. MasterCard Foundation has prioritized Ethiopia for this initiative considering the current efforts in reforming the policy and regulatory environment to nurture the private sector.



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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have concluded the engagement in the first Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation have concluded the engagement in the first Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi. A bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin has enabled a common understanding on areas of economic and military cooperation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the margins of the Summit, in which both leaders aligned on key issues related to the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Prime Minister Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s equitable use and no harm principle.

In his remarks during the ‘Russia-Africa: fulfilling the cooperation potential’ plenary session, Prime Minister Abiy highlighted the importance of collective commitments to developing and sustaining cooperative relations in highly complex world. Citing abundant human and natural resources on the continent, he emphasized the potential for Africa and Russia to enhance trade and economic cooperation.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has returned to Ethiopia following the conclusion of the Summit.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Vladimir Putin in a bilateral meeting

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Vladimir Putin in a bilateral meeting on the margins of the Russia-Africa Summit. The two parties discussed on areas of cooperation between Russia and Ethiopia, particularly in the areas of defense, education, nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and increased trade relations.



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PM Abiy Ahmed met with members of the UN Security Council to discuss regional peace and security issues

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with members of the United Nations Security Council at the Office of the Prime Minister, to discuss regional peace and security issues. The members of the Security Council congratulated Prime Minister Abiy for his Nobel Peace Prize award and requested his inputs on regional peace. Prime Minister Abiy highlighted attitudinal change, understanding the value of peace and leadership without ego as key to unlock and sustain regional peace.



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አዲስ ወግ - አንድ ጉዳይ ዉይይት በመደመር ልይ

መደመር ለኢትዮጵያ የሚያልመው ፖለቲካዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ዕድሎችን ማመቻቸትና አስጠብቆ ማቆየት፣ ያለፉ ስህተቶችን ማረም እና የመጪውን ትውልድ ፍላጎት ማሟላት ነው። መደመር ከሰብዓዊነት ተፈጥሮ ይነሳል።

በመደመር ውስጥ መሰብሰብ፣ ማከማቸት እና ማካበት አሉ። የቀደሙ ማህበራዊ እሴቶቻችንን መርምሮ ማወቅ፣ ማዳበር ወደ ሁለንተናዊ ብልጽግና ወይም የካበተ የአኗኗር ስልት ያደርሳል።

የምንመራበት ርዕዮተ ዓለም ከእኛው ዐውድ ወጥቶ ኢትዮጵያን በምልዐት ለመጥቀም የሚችል ሊሆን ያስፈልጋል። ከቀደሙ ስርዓተ መንግሥቶቻችን አልፈን አብዮታዊ ዴሞክራሲ ላይ ደርሰናል። ከዐበይት ትኩረቶቹ መካከል የመደብ ቅራኔ ትንታኔ፣ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ቅቡልነት እና አርሶ አደሩን ብቻ መሠረት ማድረግ ይጠቀሳሉ።

መደመር ይህንን አካሄድ ለመተካት ግለሰባዊም ሆነ ተቋማዊ ጭቆናን ማስቀረትን፣ ጤናማ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ባህልን በእርቀ ሰላምና ብሕራዊ መግባባት ተሻግሮ መገንባትን አማራጭነት ያቀርባል።

የመደመር ኢኮኖሚያዊ ግብ ብልጽግናን ማረጋገጥ ነው። ይህም በውድድር ላይ የተመሠረተ ነፃ የገበያ ስርዓት በማስፈን እና በቂና አስተማማኝ የሥራ ዕድል በመፍጠር የሚገኝ ነው። መደመር ነባራዊው የኢኮኖሚ ሥርዓት ያስገኛቸውን ዕድሎች አስጠብቆ እንደ የእድገት ጥራት እና የማክሮ ኢኮኖሚ መዛባት የመሳሰሉ ህጸጾቹን ለማስወገድ ይሠራል።

የብዝሀ ኢኮኖሚ ዘርፎችን ማበራከት፣ የቴክኖሎጂ አቅም በታከለበት ሁኔታ ዕውቀት መር የሆነ ኢኮኖሚን መከተል፣ የንብረት ባለቤትነት መብት እና አስተዳደር የመሳሰሉ የሕግ ማዕቀፎችን ማሻሻል የመጪውን ትውልድ ፍላጎት ለማሟላት መደመር ያስቀመጣቸው አቅጣጫዎች ናቸው።

የውጪ ግንኙነት መሠረቱ የሀገር የሕልውና ጥያቄ ነው። ይህንን አግባብ ባለው መልኩ ማስተናገድ ካልተቻለ አሉታዊ ውጤቶችን ሊያስከትል ይችላል። ኢትዮጵያ በታሪኳ በቀጣና፣ በአህጉርም ሆነ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ዐበይት ሚናን ስትጫወት ኖራለች።

መደመር ከውጪ ግንኙነት አንጻር ጎረቤት ሀገራትን ያስቀድማል። ቀጣና ሰላም ሳይሆን ሀገር ሰላም አትሆንም። መደመር ታሪካዊ እሴቶቻችንን አስቀጥሎ መግባባት እና ትብብር ላይ ትኩረት በማድረግ ብሔራዊ ክብርን ለማስጠበቅ ያልማል።



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Peace Rewards Hundred Percent

The F.D.R.E's Ministry of Peace is celebrating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize award under the theme "Peace Rewards Hundred Percent" as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is the 100th leader to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.



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The long awaited book, ‘Medemer’, by PM Abiy Ahmed has launched

The long awaited book by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, ‘Medemer’, will be launched today, Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Millennium Hall with over 8000 Ethiopians from all parts of the country in attendance. Moreover, the book will also launch in over 30 other cities nationwide. Medemer examines and outlines the Medemer thinking, economic, political and foreign policy directions of Ethiopia.



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Following his promise, PM Abiy Ahmed donated to the Melkam Wetat initiative

Following his promise to donate the Hessian Peace Prize award of Euro 25,000 to the Melkam Wetat initiative, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Yonatan Aklilu this afternoon to handover the promised cash prize.

It is to be recalled that in September 2019, Prime Minister Abiy recognized Yonatan Aklilu for the transformational work he is doing in support of Ethiopian youth.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and his delegation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and his delegation earlier today. The President expressed his congratulatory message to Prime Minister Abiy for his Nobel Peace Prize win. Stating that the Nobel Prize is 10% recognition and 90% assignment to work harder for peace, Prime Minister 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.



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Prime Minister Abiy attended the one day IGAD Leaders Consultation on Reconciliation

Recalling the victory achieved in August 2019 with the signing of agreements which formed a civilian government in the Republic of Sudan, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged in his remarks the beginning of negotiations between the new Sudanese government and armed groups as a demonstration of the will for peace and reconciliation.

He encouraged all stakeholders to reach a consensus and redirect their focus to building an inclusive and prosperous Sudan. Prime Minister Abiy returned to Ethiopia tonight, following the conclusion of the IGAD leaders consultation.



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Good Morning Ethiopia

Today marks the inauguration of ‘Unity Park’ which is a manifestation of the MEDEMER idea, inviting us to takes stock of our positive capital from the past (our historical and cultural assets) and build upon it for future generations. Unity Park symbolizes our ability to come together for a common goal and cross the finish line by, creating an exquisite lasting prints of our collective worth.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with South African President Special Envoys

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's Special Envoys, Mr. Jeff Radebe and Dr. Khulu Mbatha this morning. The Special Envoy delivered a message from President Cyril Ramaphosa to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which acknowledges the historic relations between the two countries and extends an invitation to officially visit South Africa, with the purpose of scaling the relationship to a strategic level.

They conveyed the efforts the South African government is undertaking in adequately responding to recent attacks and looting on foreign nationals and appreciated the many Ethiopians playing a positive role in South Africa. The envoys also expressed their thanks to Prime Minister Abiy for this strong leadership demonstrated in release of prisoners and commended the strengthening of relations with Eritrea.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recounted the various manifestations of relations between the two countries. He hailed South Africa as exemplary for Africa in its economic growth and promotion of democracy. He emphasized the positive role Ethiopians living in South Africa play in contributing to their host country as well as Ethiopia, and encouraged strengthened support from the South African Government for their endeavours in the country.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the ‘Beautifying Sheger’ section of the project

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the ‘Beautifying Sheger’ section of the project to be built by the Chinese construction giant CCCC. In his remarks at the launch event, he thanked the Government of China for the continued support being provided in Ethiopia’s ambitions of greening and cleaning its capital. The 12km section of the entire 56kms river cleanup and rehabilitation work is being supported by the Chinese Government in a grant secured earlier this year. The first phase of the project launched today is expected to be finalized by May 2020.



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PM Abiy Ahmed received the special envoy of South Sudan’s President

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the special envoy of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir earlier today with a message from the South Sudan President and to discuss key bilateral and regional issues.



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The World Tourism Forum President presented the 2019 WTA to PM Abiy Ahmed for his commitment to promoting tourism

The World Tourism Forum President Bulut Bağcı presented the 2019 World Tourism Award to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his commitment to promoting tourism. Additionally, based on the milestones marked by #Ethiopia in the tourism sector, the agreement confirming Ethiopia as host to the 2020 World Tourism Forum was also delivered. The delegation were given a tour of the National Palace restoration work and confirmed their continued support and commitment to Ethiopia.



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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation discussed with members of the community in the town of Hosaena

In his remarks to residents of Hosaena and surrounding towns present at the stadium, Prime Minister Abiy hailed the Hadiya people for demonstrating the MEDEMER principles. He called upon the people of Hoseana and youth in particular to focus on laying the foundations for their future by placing their energy and focus on the ways and means of staying together.

Hoseana town community members expressed their appreciation to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for the visit and raised their key development questions during the town hall discussion. Raising requests in infrastructure development, healthcare, and agro-processing investments to facilitate jobs creation, they reiterated the will of Hadiya people to continue exercising their timeless practice of raising their questions nonviolently.

Prime Minister Abiy emphasized the need to address any grievances in a balanced way without destruction of common assets and values. He also appreciated the people of Hoseana for their wisdom and focus to stay united within the region. He called upon Ethiopians from Hoseana in the South African diaspora to engage in large scale investments by pooling their resources together.

Responding to their infrastructure requests, PM Abiy gave direction to the Minister of Health, Agriculture and Director General of the Roads Authority, who were part of the delegation, to undertake studies that will assess the key sectoral issues raised by the community members.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the Minister of Culture of the French Republic, Franck Riester this morning

Developing the tourism sector is one of the pillars of job creation and attracting investments for the government of #Ethiopia. Preservation of heritage sites is therefore one of key priority areas in the sector. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the Minister of Culture of the French Republic, Franck Riester this morning to discuss progress on the restoration work of the Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela and the Jubilee Palace, currently being supported by France. Noting the strengthened relations between the two countries PM Abiy recounted the immense support of President Emmanuel Macron and encouraged expediting the restoration works.

Mr. Riester expressed his visit as a commitment of President Macron to the preservation of heritage important to both countries, and to sharing technical expertise and skills. While studies to determine restoration needs are nearing completion for the Jubilee Palace, the technical work is expected to begin in a few months towards readying the Palace for tourism.



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PM Abiy Ahmed arrived in Kaffa zone, Bonga for a conversation with representatives of the community

Today September 15, 2019 PM Abiy Ahmed along with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Minister of Defense Lema Megersa arrived in Kaffa zone, Bonga for a conversation with representatives of the community.

In a speech he made at Bonga Stadium, PM Abiy Ahmed recalled the historic and societal assets of the Kaffa Population has had for centuries such as peaceful co-existence with nature and surrounding, self administration, building strong institutions, reasonable division of labor among others and called upon the residents to share their assets with Ethiopians all over the country. At the end of his speech, he was given a horse, a sword and shield by the zonal administration and elders of the area.

During his discussion with the representatives of the Kaffaa zone residents, questions of regional structure, infrastructure such as road, water, health and library, utilization of resources, unemployment, investment and others were raised.

Responding to the questions raised, PM Abiy Ahmed said he would consult relevant bodies and revert to answer as much as possible. To attract investors the residents need to collaborate in a civilized manner, he added, what the people of Kaffa did to live with nature is commendable.

He further added, Regional reconfiguration will not answer all questions but encouraged them to work with the regional administration to define and identify better working modalities.

He concluded by saying now is the time to work in the spirit of MEDEMER to be able create a prosperous Ethiopia.



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PM Abiy Ahmed opened a discussion session on Homegrown Economic Reforms

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed opened the discussion session with development partners and the diplomatic community on Homegrown Economic Reforms. Recapping some of the key milestones achieved in shifting the economic landscape, PM Abiy laid out the vision of the homegrown economic reforms agenda that will propel Ethiopia to become the African icon of prosperity by 2030. Towards this aim, he called upon development partners to continue strengthening their support.



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PM Abiy Ahmed visited the newly renovated Black Lion Hospital

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the newly renovated 8 blocks of Black Lion Hospital earlier today and expressed his appreciation to all collaborators. The blocks were renovated with the support of members of the business community. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the 320 million birr block that has the capacity of over 300 beds at St. Peter Specialized hospital.



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Over 200 members of Ethiopian foreign missions and consulates visited the Office of the Prime Minister and National Palace

Over 200 members of Ethiopian foreign missions, consulates and Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff visited the Office of the Prime Minister and National Palace to see the renovation works. Following their visit they met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who encouraged them to mobilize investment and tourism flows.



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ጠ/ሚር ዐቢይ አሕመድ ከኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ጋር ተወያዩ

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድና ምክትል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ደመቀ መኮንን ከኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ጋር ዛሬ ጳጉሜን 1 ቀን 2011 ዓም ጠዋት በቢሯቸው ተወያይተዋል፡፡ የቤተ ክርስቲያኒቱ ቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ባቀረበው ጥያቄ መሠረት በተደረገው ውይይት ላይ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ከለውጡ ወዲህ መንግሥት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን በተመለከተ ያለውን አቋምና ያከናወናቸውን ተግባራት አውስተዋል፡፡ ብጹእ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስና ሌሎችም ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ወደ ሥልጣን ከመጡ ወዲህ ለሀገርና ለቤተ ክርስቲያን የተከናወኑ በጎ ተግባራትን በመዘርዘር ምስጋና አቅርበዋል፡፡

በለውጡ ሂደት እያጋጠሙ ያሉ ፈተናዎች በውይይቱ የተነሡ ሲሆን በአንዳንድ አካላት እየተፈጸሙ ያሉ ጥፋቶችን በማንሣት ጳጳሳቱ ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አቅርበዋል፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩም የእርሳቸውም ሆነ የመንግሥታቸው ፍላጎት የተጠናከረች፣ ለሀገር ግንባታ የሚቻላትን ሁሉ የምታደርግና አንድነቷ የተጠበቀ የኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ማየት መሆኑን ገልጠዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ የእምነት ተቋማት መጠናከርና አንድ መሆን ጥቅሙ ለእምነት ተቋማቱ ብቻ ሳይሆን ለሀገር ጭምር መሆኑንም ተናግረዋል፡፡

የቀረቡት ችግሮች በለውጥ ውስጥ ካጋጠሙት ተግዳሮቶች መካከል መሆናቸውን ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ያነሡ ሲሆን ዓይነታቸው ቢለያይም የተለያዩ የእምነት ተቋማት በለውጡ ሂደት ፈተና አጋጥመዋቸዋል፣ በመሆኑም ዕንቅፋት የሚፈጥሩትን አካላት መታገል ያለብን በጋራ ነው ብለዋል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ፡፡ የቀረቡትን ችግሮች በዝርዝር በማጥናትና በየደረጃው ካሉ አመራሮች ጋር በመነጋገር በጋራ እንደሚፈቱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ምላሽ ሰጥተዋል፡፡ በሀገር ላይ የሚደርሱ ጥፋቶች በሁሉም ላይ የሚደርሱ በመሆናቸው መንግሥትና የእምነት ተቋማት በጋራ በመሥራት መፍታት እንዳለባቸው ገልጠዋል፡፡

በመጨረሻም የተፈጠሩትን ችግሮች የጋራ በማድረግ የቤተ ክርስቲያኒቱን አንድነትና ክብር በጠበቀ መልኩ በጋራ ለመፍታት ከስምምነት ላይ ተደርሷል፡፡



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PM Abiy Ahmed congratulated scholarship students at a farewell ceremony

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated scholarship students at a farewell ceremony earlier this evening. The MA and PhD level students will be participating in the MOFCOM Scholarship program of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, set up to further strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries. Prime Minister Abiy expressed his appreciation to the Government of China for investing in education of individuals who will serve as bridges between the two countries. He encouraged the students to pay attention to the ways in which knowledge is at the root of addressing Ethiopia’s challenges and emphasized that the nation expects much of them upon their return.

Ethiopia is paying keen attention to the quality of education and making efforts in creating scholarship opportunities. Through the MOFCOM program more than 800 individuals from all Federal Ministries and Regional Governments have gone for short courses aimed at building their capacities. Additionally, over 400 MA and PhD students have also previously engaged while this year alone, 228 individuals have been selected to undertake their higher education studies in China.



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PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a dinner for more than 1450 young construction workers

PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a dinner for more than 1450 young construction workers yesterday evening. The youth who are engaged in the National Palace project have been spending several hours during the day and night, working hard to expedite the project. ‪Prime Minister Abiy commended them for their commitment and dedication to hard work and highlighted that they are role models for a generation of youth in Ethiopia.



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PM Abiy Ahmed was welcomed in an official ceremony by PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed in an official ceremony by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Office of the Prime Minister. In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy recounted the long standing and historical relations between the two countries as the basis for strengthening further engagements through investments in agriculture, irrigation, ICT and other sectors.

Following their opening remarks, the two Prime Ministers presided over signing of a five point joint declaration as follows:

1. The parties have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of the parties, and bilateral agreement signed between them.
2. The parties have agreed to further strengthen their cooperation to implement the agreements signed at various levels in the areas of agriculture, water, irrigation, health and science and technology.
3. The parties will examine the possibilities of concluding additional agreement(s) in other fields of cooperation, including cyber security, telecommunication and space science and technology.
4. The parties will explore the establishment of additional mechanisms, as appropriate, to monitor the implication of agreements and provide solutions to problems that may arise in the implementation of these agreements.
5. The parties, within the limits of their available resources, will encourage review and follow up of the implementation of agreements between the two countries.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held bilateral discussions with their respective delegations in which both reiterated commitment to not only sustain but elevate existing relations.



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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin. Mr. Rivlin expressed the readiness of Israel to exchange know-how in various fields.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation held a series of meetings with development partners

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation held a series of meetings with development partners to discuss opportunities for investments and support to various initiatives. First meeting with the Chairman of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), PM Abiy underscored that JETRO can play a significant role in Ethiopia’s current economic reforms. He encouraged them to also expand their investments and support to other Horn region countries, in-line with the #MEDEMER prosperity vision through regional integration.

PM Abiy also met with Yohei Sasakawa, philanthropist and Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, which leads agricultural support programs in Ethiopia through Sasakawa Africa. PM Abiy encouraged assistance on the Addis Ababa rivers cleaning project and development of urban agriculture, based on Japanese success of cleaning up river systems.

He also met with the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency who commended Prime Minister Abiy for his peace endeavors. PM Abiy reiterated the economic reform priorities and called upon JICA to support in the focus areas as well as in human capital and industry development.



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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation met with Japan’s PM, Shinzo Abe

PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation met with Japan’s PM, Shinzo Abe in a bilateral during #TICAD7. PM Abiy briefed PM Abe on Ethiopia’s ongoing political and economic reforms. He shared the vision of making #Ethiopia one of the top 5 leading economies in Africa through the homegrown economic reforms currently in the pipeline, and called upon the Government of Japan’s support for this initiative as well as for Japanese business investments in agriculture, tourism, ICT and mining. Lastly, PM Abiy requested PM Abe to facilitate work opportunities for skilled youth in various sectors in Japan.

PM Shinzo Abe expressed his support for PM Abiy and the domestic reforms being undertaken by the government. He also acknowledged the role of #Ethiopia in promoting peace with Eritrea; in South Sudan talks and PM Abiy’s role the Sudan agreements. He affirmed continued support for PM Abiy and Ethiopia and shared particular assistance for the construction of the Jimmy-Chida road.



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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation are attending the 7th TICAD

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation are attending the 7th Tokyo International Conference on International Development (TICAD) with other African leaders and development partners.



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PM Abiy Ahmed met with President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea in a bilateral meeting. President Moon-Jae appreciated the efforts being made by Prime Minister Abiy which he expressed the world is taking note of. The two reached consensus on elevating Ethio-South Korea relations to a strategic partnership.

Following the bilateral, the two leaders presided over the signing of five agreements:
1. MOU on mutual waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic/official service passports;
2. MOU on the establishment of a joint ministerial commission;
3. MOU on cooperation relating to standardization, certification, conformity assessment and technical regulation
4. MOU on environmental cooperation and,
5. Loan agreement for the establishment of center of excellence for Adama Science and Technology university project.

Later in the evening, President Moon Jae-In held a state dinner in honor of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed where both recounted the historic ties that binds the people of Ethiopia and Korea together.



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Continuing his engagement in South Korea, PM Abiy met with Samsung and Hyundai companies leadership

In bilateral discussions with the Executive Vice President of Samsung, Mr. Won-Kyong Kim, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed invited the multinational conglomerate to invest in #Ethiopia and create a positive impact in the country and the region. Mr. Kim shared he has respect for the economic reform policies currently underway and expressed interest in exploring the capacity for investing.

Continuing his engagement, PM Abiy Ahmed met with Hyundai leadership to discuss the potential expansion of investments in #Ethiopia. He also met with steel making giant POSCO and explored the possibility of setting up steel works in Ethiopia to meet the current domestic demand in construction, as well as to enable jobs creation.



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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivered opening remarks at the Ethiopia Korea Business Forum

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivered opening remarks at the Ethiopia Korea Business Forum organized by the Ethiopian Embassy to South Korea with the objective of promoting investments in #Ethiopia. In his remarks, Prime Minister Abiy shared the various activities currently being undertaken by his administration to create a conducive business environment for investments to thrive. Noting the historic relations between the two countries, he called upon South Korean businesses to join Ethiopia’s journey to prosperity.



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PM Abiy Ahmed met with the President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to discuss further strengthening of the support to #Ethiopia. He expressed appreciation to KOICA for the development work that they have undertaken in education, water and agriculture. KOICA expressed interest to further develop the cooperation with Ethiopia in various areas.