Govt Recognizes 52 Ethiopian Diaspora Associations

ADDIS ABABA  – The Government has today recognized 52 Ethiopian diaspora associations from 25 countries that actively support their homeland in times of need.

President Sahle-Work Zewde says the recognition is for all Ethiopians in the diaspora who stood by Ethiopia and its people.

As per the president, the government has established a welcoming climate for the Ethiopian diaspora to further engage with critical issues facing the country and its people.

President Sahlework Zewde also urged the Ethiopian diaspora to get involved in the peacebuilding and restoration process.

At the official recognition event, a book that archives a list of Ethiopian diaspora associations was officially launched.

The work done by the Ethiopians all over the world for their homeland when their country faced hardships and obstacles will be recognized in history, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

The Minister too urged the Diaspora community to play a positive role in the country’s peacebuilding and restoration efforts.

Similar events that recognise the diaspora community’s contribution to the country in different forms will be held in the future, authorities say.