Nigeria, India mark Ginbot 20
Addis Ababa, June 1 (WIC) – The 21st anniversary of Ginbot 20 (May 28) colorfully marked in Abuja, Nigeria and New Delhi, India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.
In a statement sent to WIC, MoFA said the commemorations were attended by senior officials, diplomats and Ethiopian communities living in those countries.
Speaking at the ceremony in Abuja, Ali Abdo, Ethiopian ambassador to Nigeria, said Ginbot 20 marks the birth of the new democratic Ethiopia.
“Since the downfall of Derg, Ethiopia is registering fast economic growth especially in the past eight years with 11 per cent growth,” Ali said. He also lauded the success seen in infrastructure development.
The ambassador commended the FDRE constitution for enabling nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia to exercise full right and for introducing federal structure to the country.
Ethiopia and Nigeria boast eight decades of relations and the ambassador said in recent years the two countries are enjoying growing ties in political, economic and social areas.
A growing number of Nigerian investors are now setting their sights on various investment endeavors in Ethiopia aided by Ethiopian airlines’ 12 weekly flights to Nigeria.
The ceremony was attended by guest of honor Martin Uhomoibhi, permanent secretary of Nigeria’s Foreign Ministry.
Elsewhere, similar commemoration ceremony of the 21st anniversary of Ginbot 20 was held in New Delhi, India.
Organized by the Ethiopian Embassy in India, the ceremony saw the attendance of senior government officials of India including State Minister of Plan, Science and Technology, diplomats and the Ethiopian community in India.
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