Second year memorial service for the late Meles held today

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Addis Ababa, 20 August 2014 (WIC) - The second year memorial service for the late Meles Zenawi is being marked with various events taking place across the country.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, along with several other high ranking government officials took part in a tree planting ceremony held on Wednesday at the Meles Zenawi Foundation Park at Entoto.

Widow of the late Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Meles Zenawi Foundation, Azeb Mesfin, expressed her heartfelt gratitude on behalf of her family for all the comforting messages of condolence and support.

The day will also be marked with an unveiling ceremony of the design for the Foundation’s future building and a photo exhibition.

Similarly, a candle lighting ceremony involving a large number of people will take place in Addis Ababa and several cities nationwide. (ERTA)