ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia -Israel Parliamentary Friendship Association held a roundtable discussion in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) to consult ways of raising funds to support people affected by drought and conflict in Ethiopia.
The discussion on Wednesday drew members of the Knesset, Israeli government officials, investors, renowned individuals, and non-government organizations, according to the ministry of foreign affairs.
Delivering a keynote speech, member of the Knesset and Chairman of Ethiopia-Israel Friendship, Gadi Yevarkan, mentioned the longstanding relationship between Israel and Ethiopia, stressing on the need to support Ethiopians in times of need.
He also highlighted the objectives of organizing the session, further calling on friends of Ethiopia to provide unwavering support to people who are affected by conflict and drought.
The Association organised the roundtable in collaboration with the Ethiopian embassy in Israel.
Ambassador Alemu Reta appreciated the initiative taken to organize the roundtable discussion.
The Ambassador spoke in detail about the destruction of human lives and infrastructure due to the conflict in the northern part of the country in addition to the impact of drought in some parts of Ethiopia.
The discussion noted that concrete support, particularly in health, food items, and educational materials should be delivered urgently to all affected people working in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, says the Ministry.