Tigray Committed to Rapprochement b/n Ethiopia, Eritrea

Mekele July 28/2018 The people of Tigray are ready and committed to steadfastly realize the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Deputy Chief Administrator of the region Debretsion Gebremichael said.

While addressing the rally held today in Mekele in support of the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Debretsion said the region supports the ongoing normalization process.

“We have long been waiting for the attained peace agreement and we are ready and committed to tangibly bring the reached agreement of peace among the people that have plenty common history,” Debretsion said.

The Deputy Chief Administrator appreciated the bold initiative of leaders of both countries to restore peace and forge economic ties.

“Government can be replaced by another but as people are lasting and cannot be replaced,” he said adding “people-to-people relation is crucial to ensure a prudent and lasting peace among both people and we are committed to do so.”

Some of the participants of the rally whom ENA has talked to expressed their strong support to the growing rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Mulu Hadush, who joined the rally on his wheelchair, said “nothing is beyond peace among the people of the two countries and I am here to support for further strengthening it”.

Gebresilassie Hayelom, another participant of the rally, expressed delight with the recent development between Ethiopia and Eritrea. “I am happy to see that,” he said.

“There will never be any conducive environment for work and development at national level unless there is peace and this must expand to people-to-people,” he added.

Residents of the city gathered at Mekele stadium to display their support to the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, request the safeguard of the constitution and condemning ethnic centered attacks.