Peace and Development Conference of Members of the Ethiopian-Somali Diaspora in the UK
October 23, 2010
The Peace and Development Conference of the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora Community was held on 23rd October 2010 in London, United Kingdom.
The Conference was attended from cross section of the Diaspora representing over 23 associations residing in the United Kingdom.
The Community members expressed their full support to the recently signed peace agreement between the Government of Ethiopia on the one hand and the UWSLF and ONLF on the other.
Representatives from community members including the youth, elders and women conveyed messages of staunch support for the recent peace accord and promised to contribute their share to the consolidation of democratic institutions and the promotion of sustainable development in the region.
The conference was graced, among others, by the presence and active participation of:
During the conference, the high level government delegation briefed the gathering about the political and socio-economic development of the Somali Regional State and nationwide.
Representatives of the Diaspora community who have been to the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia also gave an eye witness account on achievements registered in the spheres of peace and development and called upon the Diaspora community to continue with fervour and commitment, to further strengthen the political and economic gains registered.
Representatives of the signatories of the peace agreement from the UWSLF and ONLF, on their part expressed their readiness to work with the Federal Government as well as the Somali Regional State for the successful implementation of the peace agreement and work with full commitment to strengthen the democratic and development process in the region.
The Ethiopian Consensus Forum in a statement at the conference expressed its solidarity and support for the peace accord signed between the Government of Ethiopia and the UWSLF and ONLF. It also congratulated the people of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia for its resolute support to the peace, stability and development in the region.
The conference which drew a cross-section of Diaspora community in the United Kingdom, successfully concluded its deliberation by issuing a final communiqué.
For the communiqué, please click here.