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UAE leaders react after Ethiopia's PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, reaction, Ethiopia PM, Nobel Peace Prize, Eritrea
Sheikh Mohamed conveyed his felicitations to the Ethiopian PM on his official Twitter account.-@MohamedBinZayed/Twitter

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince conveyed his felicitations to the Ethiopian PM on his official Twitter account.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 11:50 AM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Dubai Ruler congratulated Abiy in a tweet.

"We congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize. He's a man of wisdom and a true peacemaker who brings kindness and goodwill to his people and the people of Africa. He's a well-respected leader among UAE citizens," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
Sheikh Mohamed conveyed his felicitations to the Ethiopian PM on his official Twitter account.
"My sincere congratulations to my dear friend Dr Abiy Ahmed @PMEthiopia on winning the #NobelPeacePrize. He is a wise man who has brought peace and hope to his country and region. The prize is a well-deserved honour for an extraordinary leader", Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said in a tweet.
Abiy Ahmed's office said on Friday, October 11, that the nation of Ethiopia was proud of his Nobel Peace Prize win, hailing it as testimony to efforts to reform the country and seek peace with Eritrea.
"We are proud as a nation," his office wrote on Twitter after the announcement of Abiy's win.
In a statement, his office further praised the decision as "timeless testimony to the... ideals of unity, cooperation and mutual co-existence that the Prime Minister has been consistently championing".
"Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed assumed political leadership in April 2018 he has made peace, forgiveness and reconciliation key policy components of his administration," the statement said.
"At a national level, the release of tens of thousands of political prisoners, granting of amnesty for media entities and political parties charged under the anti-terrorism law to return from exile and engage peacefully, widening the space for political parties... are some notable milestones.
"At the regional level, ending the two-decade stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea has opened up a new dimension of possibilities for co-operation between the two countries."
The statement also pointed to Abiy's attempts to reconcile differences regionally, among countries across the Horn of Africa.
(With inputs from AFP)


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