of Demise of Military Dictatorship Celebrated!!!
19th anniversary of the downfall of the brutal military junta and the
dawn of a new era of peace, democracy and development
in Ethiopia was
colorfully celebrated at the premises of the Ethiopian Embassy in
Washington DC last Saturday, May 29, 2010. /May 31, 2010 /Washington
historic day was commemorated on the morrow of the 4th Ethiopian National & Regional
elections wherein the 32-million-strong Ethiopian electorate spoke unambiguously
of their determined stand for the unhampered continuation of the progress
of peace, development and democracy by decisively voting for the EPRDF
and entrusting it with the bounden and huge task of an all-round revitalization
and nation-building through its renewal and renaissance venture it has
charted out since the on-set of the new millennium.
His Excellency Mr.Tesfaye Yilma, Charge d'affaires of the Ethiopian
Embassy, underlined the significance of the event as ushering in a higher
vista and a leap to a new venue for the Ethiopian people to exercise
their hard won democratic and human rights enshrined in and protected
by the Ethiopian constitution.
Tesfaye furthermore underscored that, the kernel of the Ethiopian constitution,
is that it recognizes and protects the true identity, history and culture
of all nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia based on equality
and justice and genuinely promotes the beauty of the nation based on
the notion of unity in diversity.
Charge d'affaires on the occasion reminisced, the prevailing strong
bi-lateral ties between Ethiopia and the US which have continued for
over a century based on mutual respect and dynamic partnership. As
pertains to the need for an active engagement of the Ethiopian Diaspora
in injecting their share in the on-going national drive, he urged them
to diligently move forward in promoting and safeguarding the national
interest and to continue playing a constructive role to bolster the
march of the Ethiopian people to extricate the nation from backwardness
and grinding poverty and realize its true place as one of the middle
income countries in the not too distant future.
from the Alliance of Ethiopian Civic Associations in North America
and the Eritrean Community in the Diaspora pledged their support for
the effort of the people and government of Ethiopia by expressing their
messages of solidarity and congratulations.
cultural musical troupe played traditional songs of the various nations
and nationalities of Ethiopia on the event which was accompanied by
entertainment and a gala dinner served on the occasion. The event was
amazingly graced when the National Anthems of Ethiopia and the United
States of America accentuated by the two countries' National Flags
were played animating the packed audience of members of the Ethiopian
Diaspora and invited dignitaries.