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Congratulations to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

A Statement by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Crown Council

The Crown Council warmly congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali on his appointment as Prime Minister of Ethiopia. His appointment, and the peaceful and stable transfer of authority in our country, reflects a returning optimism, maturity, and tolerance in our political and social systems.

Dr Abiy’s appointment comes at an opportune moment for him to lead our country toward a return to being a peaceful, stable, and unified Nation. We are confident that Prime Minister Abiy will, despite the enormous challenges he faces, make headway with his vision to bring about unity, reconciliation, stability, and economic rejuvenation.

The Ethiopian Parliament must also be recognized for ensuring a peaceful transition of power, and for choosing an able candidate who can lead Ethiopia and a young generation to achieve greatness for our country and region.

The Prime Minister’s inaugural speech was important for its heartfelt call for a restoration of Ethiopia’s historical identity, and for the engagement of opposition groups and Ethiopians in the diaspora. We pray that, together with the support of the Ethiopian People and his Administration, Prime Minister Abiy will bring about the necessary reforms, unity of purpose, and civility among our many great peoples and cultures which the Ethiopian people so earnestly desire.

Long live Ethiopia.