of the launch of GERD and of May 28 victory day celebrated in Stockholm.
May 22, 2014 - The
Ethiopian Embassy in Stockholm together with Ethiopians and those of Ethiopian
origin in the area celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the May 28
Victory Day and the 3rd anniversary of the launch of the construction of the
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Saturday (May 17).
Woinshet Tadesse, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Sweden and other Nordic
countries, said that the commencement of the GERD had rewritten the history of
the Nile, replacing unfair utilization of the River by fair and
balanced usage by the riparian countries. She noted the enormous benefits that
May 28 had brought the country and stressed that the commitment of the
government to implement people-based policies and strategies as well as the
active engagement of all Ethiopians in the development of the country were the
reasons for the successes achieved in the last 23 years. She underlined the
commitment of the leadership to transform the country to a middle income status in the coming 10 years and the importance of Ethiopians
abroad participating in development.
Feisel Aliyi, Director General of Diaspora Affairs Directorate-General in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, briefed members of the Diaspora on the major
development projects, the performance of the Growth and Transformation Plan,
and the investment opportunities available. He said that nearly 3000 members of
the Diaspora were currently involved in various investment projects worth some
22 billion birr. Members of the Diaspora in the Nordic countries and
staff of the Embassy have raised over 300,000 birr for the construction of
Sunday, May 18, 2014, Ambassador Woinshet Tadesse and Feisel Aliyi have held
discussions with more than 170 Ethiopian adopted children and their
families who live in Sweden.