Anniversaries of the launch of GERD and of May 28 victory day celebrated in Stockholm


Anniversaries 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).


Ambassador 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 DSC00422income status in the coming 10 years and the importance of Ethiopians abroad participating in development. 



 Mr. 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 GERD. 


On 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.


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