Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed returns to office amid conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. © Twitter/@PMEthiopia

ADDIS ABABA - Estranged Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has returned to his office weeks after joining Ethiopia National Defense Forces [ENDF] in the ongoing war against Tigray Defense Forces [TDF] in northern Ethiopia.

According to state Broadcaster Fana, his decision to go back to office comes days after the operation against TDF was "successfully completed" after capturing various towns in the region of Afar and Amhara.

In a statement, the Prime Minister said the struggle will continue till the enemy is dilapidated, and throw out its way of belligerence and hatred and surrender to a peaceful path.

“We have to push the scattered enemy to surrender. We have to protect our environment cautiously more than ever before. Search outs and surveillances shall be strengthened.

“Ethiopia is safeguarded by her gallant children. Ethiopia might be tested. But it was impossible to defeat Ethiopia. Ethiopia will not be defeated today and tomorrow too. The name Ethiopia is always associated with victory”

The Premier further stressed the need to rebuild what is damaged by the enemy, rehabilitate the displaced and expedite good governance activities more than ever before.

Thousands of people have been killed in the country following the war between the two parties which once cooperated well. Stakeholders have been calling for a ceasefire in the war which seems not to be forthcoming due to the difficult positions the two sides are holding.


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