Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s nationwide and fundamental political and economic reforms could be a model to the East African region and beyond, said EU ambassador to Ethiopia.

Ambassador Johan Borgstam told state media that EU welcomes the commitment of the Ethiopian Government to gender parity as well as multiparty democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law. 

The appointment of SahleWorkZewde as the President and nominations of 50 percent women in the cabinet are encouraging steps toward a greater degree of gender equality and inclusiveness, he said. EU encourages the Ethiopian Government to continue towards developing an inclusive dialogue with all stakeholders. (Daily Monitor)