Ethiopian Embassy Hosts 9th NNPD Commemorations in D.C.
News Release from the Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington D.C.
Tigrai Online December 14, 2014
Hundreds of Ethiopians from the D.C. Metro Area celebrated Saturday December 13, 2014, the 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day (NNPD) in Washington D.C with a theme of "Our Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights shall blossom in Unity and Diversity".
The day was celebrated colorfully in the presence of Dr. Fasil Nahom, Legal Adviser to the PM with the rank of Minister, the guest of honor and Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US.
The day was observed in the form of a panel discussion led by the guest of honor Dr. Fasil Nahom preceded by a short introductory remark made by the Special Envoy who presided over the lively discussion that ensued in the form of question and answer session which saw the active participation of the members of the congregation.
Dr. Fasil Nahom the Legal Adviser to the Ethiopian Prim Minister
During the panel the Legal Adviser to the PM, pointed out key issues being addressed in the FDRE Constitution which have helped Ethiopia and its people to join hands in unity and diversity and usher their renaissance in earnest.. These include the significant emphasis given in the current Ethiopian Constitution on the equality of all Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia and of language, religion, culture and history.
The minister underlined that emphasis is being given to the full respect of human and democratic rights. He added that the principles of equality, self-governance, and respect to human and democratic rights as well as equitable utilization of resources are unique features of the Constitution.
Hundreds of Ethiopians who attended the 9th NNPD Commemorations in D.C.
Hundreds of Ethiopians who attended the panel discussion also reflected their views on the progresses being registered in Ethiopia in the political, economic, security and social conditions which they described them as "fruits of the Ethiopian peoples' choice to live in Unity with diversity as enshrined in the FDRE Constitution crafted and adopted through the participation of tens of millions of peoples direct respective representatives.