ADDIS ABABA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen has lauded the role Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia in resisting undue external pressures on the East African nation through the #NoMore movement.
He also called on Ethiopians in the Diaspora to support peace and development efforts.
The Minister made the call on Friday during his meeting with members of the U.S based ‘Peace and Unity Taskforce’ – on a group that contributed in coordinating and leading the #NoMore movement across North America, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Deputy PM recalled how “some corners in the international community had colluded with destabilizers at the home front, threatening the peace and stability of the country”.
However, he said Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian origin, and friends of Ethiopia played pivotal roles in curbing such attempts and resisting undue external pressures gathered under the umbrella of the #NoMore Movement.
He underlined the immediate and long-lasting benefits of creating solidarity among Ethiopians in defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
In this regard, Demeke appreciated all the efforts of Ethiopians in the Diaspora, including the Taskforce, exerted to protect the interests of Ethiopia.
He finally underscored the need to support the ongoing efforts of the Ethiopian government in building lasting peace and development in the country.