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Ethiopia:Both Somali President and Sudan Attended TPLF Anniversary

Mekelle  (HAN) February 18, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional political news.  The East African leaders and tens of thousands of Federal government of Ethiopian arrived the city of Mekele to publicly celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

On the eve of the historical 40th Anniversary of Lekatit 11 the city of Mekelle was buzzing all day. On top of the hundreds of thousand residents who crowd the city of Mekelle.

The colorful event in Mekele Stadium featured parades by various artistic troupes.

Along with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the event was attended by Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, Djiboutian Prime Minister Kamil Abdelkadir Mohamed, Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Prime Minister Bernard Makuza.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to attend 40th anniversary of Tigray People’s Revolutionary Front (TPLF). President Mohamud met with Ethiopian PM Hailemaryam Desalegn in Addis Ababa.

Somali President and his delegation are later expected to meet delegates from other countries later

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was also among the dignitaries who attended the celebration.

Based in Tigray region, the TPLF – a central component of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) – fought against the military-communist Derg regime that ruled the country with an iron fist from 1974 to 1991.


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