Briefing on Ethiopia at UNSC yesterday the representatives of the countries have expressed their country’s commitment to support the efforts of Ethiopian government to bring unity among all Ethiopians.
Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UNSC, Anna Evstigneeva congratulated all Ethiopians on the formation of a new government on 4 October.
“The electoral process is complete; it demonstrated that Ethiopian political forces were ready for an internal dialogue aimed at resolving the problems that the entire population of the country is faced with – in the interests of development, peace and prosperity,” she stated.
Evstigneeva reiterated that Russia will continue supporting the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of friendly Ethiopia.
Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti on his part said “we welcome the formation of a new government in Ethiopia led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 4 October and his announcement of an inclusive national dialogue.”
“We urge all sides to exercise restraint and support the call by the government of Ethiopian for opening channels of communication to build trust among themselves,” he noted.
He said “We also welcome the voice of support to the Ethiopian Government by the African leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 4 October.”
The work must begin on the restoration of normalcy in the lives of the people in the affected regions, he underscored.
Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, Zhang Jun said on his part china welcomed the formation of a new government in Ethiopia.
“China supports the Ethiopian Government in making continued efforts to achieve unity among all Ethiopians, promote political dialogue, and work collectively to safeguard national unity and build a brighter future for the country,” he noted.
He urged that the international community should continue to provide assistance to Ethiopia, while respecting the country’s sovereignty and ownership.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopia has officially formed new government this week based on a democratic election held on the 21 of June.