Addis Ababa, December 29, 2021 (Walta) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen has thanked Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian descent, and friends of Ethiopia who have come home accepting the #GreatHomeComingChallenge.
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke said this while delivering remarks in the welcoming ceremony held at “Wodajinet Park” in Addis Ababa.
He appreciated the commitment of Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia in the Diaspora to stand for justice in Ethiopia, protest false and unsubstantiated information on Ethiopia in international media; adding that Ethiopians in the Diaspora for the contributions that impacted the life of Ethiopians in economic, social, and political arenas is substantial.
After highlighting the human and material cost that Ethiopia has incurred because of the terrorist TPLF’s destructive acts, he said the country would stand tall by overcoming its challenges.
He called upon the diaspora to strengthen supporting the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the government.
Present at the ceremony, the Mayor of Addis Ababa City Council, Adanech Abiebie, expressed her immense satisfaction over all the activities of Ethiopians in the Diaspora regarding Ethiopian issues.
The Deputy Director-General of Ethiopian Diaspora Agency, Dr. Mohammed Idris also addressed the audience detailing available services and activities to carry out together with the Home Comers.
According to MoFA, participants have visited a Bazar hosted to encourage buying Ethiopian-made products. Similar welcoming events will be held in various regional states.