Addis Ababa, February 14, 2020 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with members of the Ethiopian diaspora living in the Middle East at Shabab Alahli stadium this afternoon.
In his remarks, the Prime Minister stated, “I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the Ethiopian diaspora in U.S.A and Europe.
“I did the same with the Ethiopian diaspora living in South Africa a few weeks ago. I am happy beyond measures to be able to meet with Ethiopians living in the Middle East countries.”
“All of you Ethiopians and of Ethiopian descent have come here to labour in any field possible and change your lives and that of your people. The tribulation and pain you endured due to this is an unwritten and amazing book.”
“The contribution you are making for your country while passing through challenges should be told in a unique manner.”
“Your government has signed bilateral agreements with the governments of Middle East countries so that you work with dignity and labour rights.
“Your government understands that Ethiopia is respected when you are respected.”
“Therefore, we will strive to do everything to protect your rights and dignity. I have sincere respect for your patience and beautiful organization to receive me in a warm welcome and express your love.”