Addis Ababa (HAN) March 28, 2014 – Members of the Pan-African Parliament appreciated the role Ethiopia has been playing to keep peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. In an exclusive interview with the Ethiopian News Agency in South Africa, members of the Pan-African Parliament said Ethiopia has been playing a prominent role in resolving conflicts peacefully in the continent in general and in East Africa in particular.
Somalia MP and Pan-African Parliament member Abdisemed Hassan said Ethiopia’s firm stand to resolving conflicts and instability peacefully is appreciable. Besides striving to permanently resolve conflicts in different countries, including Somalia, Ethiopia has fulfilled its continental responsibility by deploying peace keeping forces, he explained.
Abdisemed added that Ethiopia’s leading role in the strengthening of African unity gives it deservedly a prominent place.
Zambian MP and Pan-African Parliament member, Patrick Mucheleka on his part said Ethiopia has been playing a unique role in diffusing conflicts and keeping peace in the African continent.
Sudanese MP and Chairman of Eastern Caucus in the Pan-African Parliament, Professor Awad Hadji Ali Ahmed said Ethiopia is honored for the prominence it gives to Africa in the parliament. Professor Ahmed, who said the building of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not harm any of the downstream countries, added that it instead consolidates peace in East Africa by integrating the electric power infrastructure of the riparian countries.
The MP said his government is firm in its support for the construction of the dam as it enables Sudan to get electric power. Deputy President of Pan-African Parliament member, Dr. Ashebir Woldegiorgis on his part said Ethiopia has of late been playing a leading role in the parliament. Its effort in this respect would further be consolidated, the Ethiopian MP concluded. Sources ENA, and HAN reporter
Sources: HAN & Geeska Afrika Online (1985-2014), The oldest free independent Free Press in the region, brings together top journalists from across the Horn of Africa. Including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar and Harari. Plus, we have daily translations from 150 major news organizations in the Middle East and East African regions. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org