President Putin reaffirms Russia’s support to Ethiopia’s regional peace efforts
Addis Ababa, October 15, 2019 (FBC) – President Vladimir Putin said Russia would support Ethiopia’s efforts to stabilize the Horne of Africa region.
Putin also congratulated the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on winning of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of awarding you the Nobel Peace Prize. The decision of the Nobel Committee became a deserved appraisal of your contribution to the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea,” he said in a statement today.
“I would like to reaffirm that the Russian side supports your efforts aimed at stabilizing the situation in the region as well as at developing constructive international cooperation on the African continent as a whole,” he added.
President Putin finally wished the Ethiopian Premier good health, well-being, and further success in “your important activities.”
PM Dr Abiy was awarded the Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday for “achieving peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea,”