Addis Ababa February 14/2019 Celebration of the 7th Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) is underway in Adama city, Oromia Regional State today.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahimed, Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force of Ethiopia, General Seare Mekonen and senior military officials presided over the celebration.
The National Defense Force day will be marked under the theme: “We will maintain constitutional loyalty and public base to sustain ongoing reform.”
The day is celebrating colorfully at Abebe Bikila stadium in Adama city accompanied by military parades as well as air force shows.
The ENDF has embarked on deep institutional reform that will enable to build a strong and professional army, Chief of General Staff Seare Mekonen said Speaking at a panel discussion held in Adama.
The reform has prioritized core issues such as building independenta army loyal to the Constitution, and strengthening the army through capacity building and equipping it with modern and technologically advanced weapons.