Letter to Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali , Prime Minister Federal Republic of Ethiopia – by Eritrean Global Solidarity for National Dialogue (EGSND)
The Honorable Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali Prime Minister Federal Republic of Ethiopia Dear Prime Minister Dr.Abiy Ahmed, We, the Eritrean Global Solidarity for National Dialogue (EGSND), would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations on your election as a Prime
Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali
Prime Minister Federal Republic of Ethiopia
Dear Prime Minister Dr.Abiy Ahmed,
We, the Eritrean Global Solidarity for National Dialogue (EGSND), would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations on your election as a Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, and we wish you continued success as you are boldly addressing Ethiopia’s national challenges.
We are independent, nonprofit civic organization established in 2006 dedicated to the protection of human rights and strengthening democratic transitioning in Eritrea.
Your move to bring an end to the Ethio- Eritrean crisis and open Diplomatic and Economic relationship between our two people is deeply appreciated by this Eritrean American Civic Society, Eritrean Global Solidarity for National Dialogue (EGSND). We salute your brave decisions and actions.
As the peace process is moving forward amazingly at incredible pace, we would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention few points of concern we hope of expanding and reinforcing your constructive effort.
As Eritreans, finalizing the border issue by implementing the demarcation comes at the top of our concerns. We are hopeful you will put the full weight of your office in expediting the Demarcation.
Our other concern is the welfare of the almost 200,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia. We are thankful for all the help extended to them in their hours of need. They need more help now than ever as they are straddling the duality of hope and uncertainty. They need reassurance from your Excellency that they will not be forced to return to Eritrea involuntarily.
We are also hopeful that the security and safety of Eritrean Civic and Political activists residing in Ethiopia will be reinforced and guaranteed by your new administration.
Last but not least, while we are happy to see the positive progresses being enacted by the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments, we will be remiss if we fail to express our genuine concern that the Eritrean people are at a disadvantage for they have no role, have not been asked for their input or their government hasn’t debriefed them on the entire peace process.
We are hopeful that when and if your hectic schedule allows a chance for a brief meeting with the Eritrean Civic Societies, we will be delighted to travel to Addis Ababa to join a historic meeting.