11ኛው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች፣ ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ቀን በዓል በሎስ አንጀለስ ከተማ በደማቅ ስነ ስርዓት ተከብረዋለል።
የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ፣ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ ህግ መንግስት የፀደቀበትን ህዳር 29 “ዲሞክራሲያዊ ብሔረተኝነት እና የሕብረ ብሔራዊነት ግንባታ ሂደት በፌዴራል ሥርዓት” በሚል መሪ ቃል እ.ኤ.አ. ጃንዋሪ 22 ቀን 2017 የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ምክር ቤት አባላትና የብሔር፣ ብሔረሰቦች ተወካዮች በተገኙበት በሎስ አንጀለስ ከተማ በደማቅ ሁኔታ ተከብረዋል።
ከዚህ በተጨማሪም ከሎስ አንጀለስ ከንቲባና ከዩ.ኤስ ስቴትስ ዲፓርትመንት የመጡ ተወካዮች እና ሌሎች ተጋባዥ እንግዶች በበዓሉ ላይ ተገኝተዋል።
በሎስ አንጀለስ የኢ.ፌ.ዲ.ሪ. ቆንስላ ጄኔራል ጽ/ቤት ቆንስል ጄኔራል የሆኑት ክቡር አቶ ብርሃነ ገብረማርያም ለ11ኛው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች፣ ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ቀን በዓል እንኳን አደረሰን ሲሉ መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል። በዓሉን በደመቀ መልኩና በተሳካ ሁኔታ እንዲከበር አስተዋጽኦ ላበረከቱ ሎስ አንጀለስና ሳንዲያጎ ለሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ምክር ቤቶችና የብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ተወካዮች ምስጋናቸውን አቅርበዋል።
በተጨማሪም ዝግጅቱ የተካፈሉ ሁሉም የኢትዮጵያ ብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ተወካዮች በዓሉን አስመልክቶ የእንኳን አደረሳቸው መልዕክት ያስተላለፉ ሲሆን ተካፋዮች የተለያዩ የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ባህላዊ አልባሳትና ጨዋታዎች ባንፀባረቀ ምሽት አሳልፈዋል።
The 4th Africa-Korea Ministerial Forum in Addis Ababa
The second day of the 4th Africa-Korea Forum is being held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on Wednesday (December 7), attended by high-level government officials and representatives of various sectors from across the African continent and from the Republic of Korea. In his opening remarks, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, said Ethiopia was delighted to host the Africa-Korea Forum for the first time in Africa. Praising Korea’s successful development story, Dr. Workneh stressed Korea’s massive economic, social and political transformation. It was now one of the world’s industrial power houses. He underlined that Africa could draw valuable lessons from Korea’s “rapid industrialization, scientific advancement and educational gains.
The partnership of Africa and Korea also provided ample opportunity for mutual growth and for prosperity of their respective peoples. The Foreign Minister noted that the first years of implementation of Agenda 2063 and its frameworks of cooperation provided a sound basis for enhanced cooperation with the republic of Korea. Referring to the UNECA’s Economic Report on Africa 2016, Dr. Workneh said “Africa has registered some of the fastest growing economies in a constrained global environment”. Equally, it still heavily relied on production and export of raw commodities, so drawing on best experiences from Korea was very valuable. He said, “cooperation in industrialization, knowledge and technology transfer, among others, would enable us to add value and benefit from our abundant natural resources.”
Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, said the Forum was an opportunity to review strategic partnerships for mutual growth and prosperity. He noted the 6000 scholarships given to young Africans and the 4000 Korean volunteers who had come to Africa in exchange programs. He praised Korea’s role in supporting peace and security in Africa, adding that cooperation in other economic areas was growing rapidly. Dr. Mwencha said the African continent and the Republic of Korea should work further to strengthen and solidify their partnerships over a wide range of areas. The African Union Commission, he said, would work for the implementation of programs based on the framework of cooperation agreed by the two sides.
Korea’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Yun Byung-se, said that “this year is the year of Africa in Korean Diplomacy”. He said Africa was a priority region for Korea and particularly for economic sector cooperation, development cooperation and peace and security. He mentioned Korea’s involvement in Africa’s rural development, healthcare and education sectors as well as development assistance and bilateral ODA. The Korean Foreign Minister took the opportunity to ask for African support against the North Korean nuclear program. He emphasized that Africa had been a long-standing friend for South Korea and stressed that the Forum should be instrumental in raising ties to higher level once again. Yun Byung-se said the two regions, among other aspects, would work in close collaboration for the peace, prosperity and human dignity of their respective peoples.