AUC Chairperson urges Ethiopians to uphold forgiveness, national unity

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday called on all Ethiopians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to embrace and sustain the spirit of forgiveness and unity in the interest of their country.

Mr. Mahamat made the call as he welcomed the announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Wednesday, pardoning or suspending ongoing judicial cases of members of political parties and other individuals.

The AUC chief commended the Ethiopian authorities for “this important and farsighted decision, and for their commitment to foster national consensus and widen the democratic space,” said a statement issued by the Commission in Addis Ababa.

“The Chairperson of the Commission underscores that the steps initiated by the Prime Minister will help create a conducive environment for the pursuit and consolidation of the impressive socio-economic gains Ethiopia has made over the past decade. These steps will also enhance the country’s stability, which is of paramount importance for the region and Africa as a whole,” the statement added.
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04 january 2018 18:26:14

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