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Elders, religious leaders urged to do more for sustainable peace

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Addis Ababa, January 14, 2019 (FBC) –The Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil has urged elders and religious leaders to play a key role more than ever for a sustainable peace and development of the country.

Speaking at a national peace conference held today under the team “Elders for National Peace,” the Minister said elders and religious leaders should pass on national good values and wisdom to the young generation.

After extending her gratitude for the efforts they have made so far, Muferiat called on some groups that are collaborating with anti-peace elements under the guise of elders to refrain from their attempts to spoil peace.

The Minister further underscored the need to stand united, agree on national agendas and listen to each other in order to maintain peace.

Muferiat also called on participants of the conference to back government’s efforts by organizing public consultations and peace conferences in their respective areas.

The Minister finally pledged that the government will strengthen its efforts in addressing current challenges and maintaining rule of law.