Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday expressed Ethiopia’s commitment to support the peace process in Libya through regional and international platforms.
Ahmed made the remarks on Friday during his meeting with a high-level delegation from Libya that was led by Chairperson of the Libyan High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The Ethiopian premier, during his discussion with Al-Mishri and his delegation, also “shared his concerns on the state of affairs in Libya,” the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement issued on Friday.
Ahmed, expressing “Ethiopia’s readiness to support through regional and international organizations,” also “encouraged Libyans to be strong and unified in working for their country’s peace,” the statement read.
Al-Mishri, who congratulated Ahmed on his recent Nobel Peace Prize award, also “expressed admiration on achievements and requested support in ongoing attempts to stabilize Libya,” the PMO said.
The North African country has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid insecurity and chaos, ever since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi back in 2011.
Meanwhile, since Ahmed took office in April last year, Ethiopia has witnessed a growing engagement in regional and continental peace and reconciliation efforts, notably the recent peace deal among Sudanese factions that was mediated by the African Union and the Ethiopian government.
Amid Ahmed’s growing efforts in regional and continental peace efforts, the Norwegian Nobel Committee had also on October 11 awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ahmed. Enditem