Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes release of opposition leaders in Ethiopia
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., today warmly welcomed the release from prison of 37 Ethiopian opposition politicians, following the decision of the President of Ethiopia to pardon them. The Minister said,
“I am greatly relieved that an acceptable resolution of this matter has been arrived at and that those facing prison sentences have been released. The Government of Ireland, as a friend of
“I would like to congratulate all those who worked so assiduously towards this outcome and to express the hope that those detainees whose trials have not yet been completed will soon also be released.
“I trust that the people and Government of Ethiopia will now be able to address the many challenges facing the country in a spirit of reconciliation and co-operation. We stand ready to continue helping in any way which would be useful.”Top