The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed has urged all parties to exercise restraint in the Ukraine crisis as Ethiopia follows up on the developments in Europe.
Abiy Ahmed said in a statement that Ethiopia has abundant lessons to share from its recent engagement in war. “Our experience has shown the devastating consequences that war inflicts upon families, communities, livelihoods and the economy at large”.
He said his words come from a place of reminiscence and compassion as Ethiopia is no stranger to conflict as they have been under a year long civil war which split the country in half.
The Prime Minister said that the multilateral institutions and international norms they have built collectively need not be a site of isolation when they have designed them to be a mechanism for problem solving, heightened diplomacy and collective development.
Ahmed still holds hope of prevailing in their civil war in Ethiopia although there have been thousands of casualties in the battlefield. He also wishes that the failure of diplomacy to not be the reason millions of lives are uprooted and global shock waves felt throughout when the tools of creating international harmony are within means.
However, the European Union (EU) Home Affairs ministers will examine the European Commission’s proposal to activate the temporary protection scheme for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and seeking refuge in the EU.
According to the EU, the temporary protection directive is specifically conceived to give immediate protection to the person who needs it.
By Lineo Khabele for African View News