Tigrayan Diaspora Participation in Dev't Exemplary, says MoFA

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Addis Ababa, 5 July 2014 (WIC) - The participation of Tigrayan Diaspora in the political, social and political activities of the regional state would be remembered as exemplary in the country’s march on the road to renaissance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

MoFA State Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebrekristos told ENA on Monday that the activities of the diaspora of Tigray Regional State living abroad could be exemplary to the other Ethiopian diaspora.

The role of the diaspora in completing the various mega projects undertaken by the government on schedule is not insignificant, the state minister said, adding that organizing them in sectors is therefore necessary to consolidate their participation.

In addition to the financial support the diaspora have been extending to the megaprojects, their participation in developmental activities is growing, he indicated. Their participation in the current situation of the country is also growing, according to Berhane.

Noting the importance of the meeting of the diaspora for the strengthening of the country’s foreign relations, the ambassador said the government has been working closely with the diaspora.

According to ENA, the Tigrayan Diaspora Festival underway in Mekelle will end on August 6, 2014, it was learned.