Ethiopian embassy celebrates 18th nations, nationalities & peoples’ day

By Our Correspondent
December 08, 2023

Islamabad: The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in Islamabad has celebrated its 18th Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day here on Thursday in esteemed presence of a large number of Ethiopian diaspora in Pakistan, media, civil society and friends of Ethiopia, says a press release.

The day was celebrated colorfully at the Embassy of FDRE Ethiopia in Islamabad with a national zeal and fervour. Cultural performances and Ethiopian coffee ceremony were put on the display to promote diverse culture of the FDR Ethiopia.

Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDR Ethiopia to Pakistan addressing on the occasion of the 18th Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day in Islamabad embassy on December 7, 2023. — Facebook/Ethiopia Embassy Islamabad

Speaking on the occasion, Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDR Ethiopia to Pakistan, said the people of Ethiopia were celebrating the 18th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day of Ethiopia.

To this end, a strong foundation was laid by Nations, nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia that ratified Ethiopia’s Constitution on 8 December 1994 that recognized and transformed diversity into strength and wealth while guaranteeing democratic order, lasting peace, and advancing political, economic and social matters based on equality and justice that ensures fraternity and national unity among Ethiopians, he added.

On this auspicious day, the ambassador said a seed of harmony was planted in the diverse soil of Ethiopia that today has been transformed into a majestic tree blossoming with the spirit of unity, tolerance, compassion and above all, Ethiopianism.

“Our diversity is our strength and what we all must do is to contribute in this cause, show compassion to each other, live in harmony and promote peace and prosperity to build an ideal and strong nations for the coming generations,” he said, while describing the current generation as ‘Medemer’ that is destined to leave a strong legacy for the next generation.

He said understanding each other, strengthening fraternity and living in harmony and fighting the challenges together to achieve strong, resilient and prosperous Ethiopia should be the priority for all the nations.