ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held a meeting with leaders of opposition political parties operating in the Oromia and Amhara regional states on Thursday.
The meeting is organized following deadly protests as well as clashes that have increasingly led to the loss of lives and destruction of property in both regions.
The prime minister office said Thursday’s meeting was aimed at facilitating dialogue among political parties active in the two regions towards developing a common agenda in service to the needs and aspirations of the people.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of engaging politically without causing harm to citizens.
He called upon leaders of the political parties to play their role in stabilizing and bringing peace to the respective regions.
Thursday’s meeting follows a series of dialogues that have been held over the past weeks with other key stakeholders operating in both regions.