News: Ethiopia’s ruling party vows to elevate Somaliland MoU to ‘practical agreement’

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From left to right: Adem Farah, first vice president, Abiy Ahmed, president, and Temesgen Tiruneh, newly appointed second vice president of the Prosperity Party (PP). Photo: PP/Social networks

The ruling Prosperity Party (PP) also pledged to continue incomplete steps to find peaceful options with armed groups, while warning to “strengthen” its “law and order” measures against the forces. who want to “realize” their interests by armed means.

Addis Ababa – In a resolution issued after four days of meetings of members of the Executive and Central Committee, the ruling Prosperity Party (PP) declared that the party had decided to bring back the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that Ethiopia signed with Somaliland “a practical agreement” while paying attention to the principles of give-and-take to ensure additional port access options with other neighboring countries.

The ruling party further said the MoU with Somalinad demonstrated “Ethiopia’s stance on regional economic and cultural ties.”

The signing of the memorandum of understanding on January 1, 2024, granting Ethiopia access to the sea in exchange for international recognition of Somaliland, has heightened tensions in neighboring Somalia, which has argued that the memorandum of understanding agreement violated its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The move also resulted in several diplomatic statements from various countries pledging their support for Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

However, Ethiopia the decline is limited so far to the statements of condemnation of Egypt and the countries of the Arab League, while continuing to maintain its position of see through the memorandum of understanding.

Other key points

Among the directions outlined in the ruling party’s resolution are ways to overcome obstacles to Ethiopia’s economic development. The party said local conflicts caused by a “web of narrow group interests” was one of the obstacles assessed at the meeting. The pursuit of ongoing “peaceful options” with armed groups should be strengthened in order to achieve peace at the national level and “accelerate the path to prosperity and ensure public benefits”.


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However, the party warned groups “who present their demands” through armed means: “a decision has been taken to strengthen appropriate law enforcement measures.”

The party said that during the four-day meeting, its executive and central committee members discussed in detail and assessed a range of other pressing issues, including agricultural productivity, challenges associated with supply and to fertilizer distribution, export trade, mining and sugar industries. among others.

A paper that explores Ethiopia’s current political, economic and social aspects as well as current national and international dynamics was also presented and discussed.

The party’s “five main pillars of the economy”: agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and ICT as well as the activities carried out in these areas were presented and discussed and an orientation was put in place. place describing “leaders and members should work hard” with the Ethiopian people.


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Earlier in the day, before the meeting ended, the ruling party relieved Demeke Mekonnen, who was currently the second vice president of the party representing the Amhara branch. Demeke is now replaced by Temesgen Tiruneh, director general of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), former president of the Amhara regional state. AS

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