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On the Tragic Loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302

A Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia by its President,

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie

March 11, 2019 / 2nd Mägabit 2011

 

We mourn with all Ethiopians and the international community the tragic loss today of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on its flight on March 10, 2019, from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, taking with it 157 souls from 35 countries, including Ethiopia. We particularly mourn for, and with, the families of those passengers and devoted crew who perished.

 

The accident has a special poignancy because of the incredible efforts which Ethiopian Airlines has made to become the most modern and safest airline in Africa.

 

We know that the worldwide aviation community will learn lessons from the loss of this new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner, and that, as a result, the aviation community and the traveling public will ensure that the loss of the 157 people on Flight ET302 will lead to greater safety for all in the future.

 

God Bless the families and loved ones of all who perished on ET302, and the souls of the departed.

 

God Bless Ethiopia!

 

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On the Unveiling of the African Union State of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I

A Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia by its President,

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie

Washington, DC: February 6, 2019

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The President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia participated in the unveiling at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on February 10, 2019 (22nd Yäkatit 2011) of the statue to honor His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, the driving force behind the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the fore-runner to the African Union. Prince Ermias is shown (in the grey suit toward the right of the gathering) at the statue with a number of members of the Imperial Solomonic Family on a landmark occasion, at which the new Ethiopian Government and the African Union publicly celebrated the Emperor.

It is with great joy that we welcome the unveiling during the coming week of the first official statue to the blessed memory of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to be erected on his Continent since the Ethiopian coup of 1974 (2 Maskarram 1967).

It is fitting that this statue should be unveiled at the Headquarters of the African Union during the 32nd African Leaders’ Summit and in the presence of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmad Ali. The creation of the Organization for African Unity (OAU), the predecessor to the African Union (AU), in 1963 was one of the great achievements which the Emperor, my Grandfather, delivered to the People of Africa.

We thank the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia for ensuring that this healing event is occurring. It is a sign not only of the resurgence and optimism of Africa, but of the great healing which has begun to occur over the past year in Ethiopia and the regional nations which form a family with Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Crown has never wavered in its belief that prosperity, mutual respect, and unity would return to the lands of the Ethiopian families.

We thank the African Union and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the consideration they have shown in ensuring the participation of the Solomonic Family in the unveiling of this important icon to our shared history. The erection of the statue also commemorates the tireless and diligent work behind the scenes of those Ethiopians who helped to create the OAU.

We ask for God’s Blessing on this solemn yet joyous occasion, and on those who work for the restoration of Ethiopia’s ancient history and values, and who work for peace and prosperity throughout Africa.

God Bless Ethiopia! God Bless the African Union!

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Congratulations to the Great Achievements of an Ethiopian Australian, Haileluel Gebre-Selassie

A Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia by its President,

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie

Washington, DC: February 6, 2019

 

It is with great pride that we have seen the achievements of a member of the Ethiopian Community in Australia recognized in the Australia Day Honours, announced on January 26, 2019. Ato Haileluel Gebre-Selassie, of Victoria, Australia, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the African community of Victoria.

He was, in June 2017, also made a Member of the Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia (MSE) by the Ethiopian Crown in recognition for his decades of outstanding leadership within the Ethiopian and African communities of Australia, and for his pioneering work in aiding the establishment of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Australia. I was pleased to have been able to personally invest Ato Haileluel with his MSE during the Crown’s Commemorative Tour of Australia in 2017.

The Crown Council of Ethiopia profoundly congratulates Haileluel Gebre-Selassie on his award of the OAM. He and his fellow Ethiopians of the diaspora have demonstrated the great contributions of Ethiopians to communities around the world. Haileluel typifies those many Ethiopians who, during the four decades of the interregnum, have maintained the unique dignity and sense of our People, in the face of many privations.

They have kept alive the spirit of Ethiopianness while embracing their host countries around the world, contributing not only to their host nations, but also repatriating invaluable financial and moral sustenance to their homeland.

Congratulations, Ato Haileluel, and our thanks to you. God Bless Australia for welcoming and recognizing you!

God Bless Ethiopia!

 

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On the Passing of His Excellency Girma Wolde-Giorgis

A Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia by its President,

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie

Washington, DC: December 16, 2018

 

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of our former President, Girma Wolde-Giorgis. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and to the Ethiopian people he served for many years.

The Almighty had blessed President Girma with a long life. He served his people with wisdom, tenacity, and bold leadership. His love for his people and his Ethiopia was exemplified by his spirit of volunteerism, service, and compassion.

His wise counsel and tireless efforts will be missed. He will remain as an exemplary statesman for coming generations.

May the Almighty grant solace to his family and grant his soul eternal peace.

 

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