The 2nd International Festival of Tigrai Diaspora colorfully opened in Mekelle
Tigrai Online , July 31, 2019
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The second International Tigrai Diaspora Festival opened colorfully on July 31, 2019 in the capital city of Tigrai, Mekelle city. The first International Tigrai Diaspora Festival took place in 2014.
The weeklong festival is scheduled to take place from July 31-to August 6, 2019. The festival was opened by Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Deputy President of Tigrai State.
At the opening ceremony Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael spoke about current situation of Ethiopia. The 2nd International Festival of Tigrai Diaspora this year is taking place under a very different and challenging time. We are gathered here when Ethiopia as a country and its people are in a desperate need of peace, safety and security said the Deputy President of Tigrai State. This year’s festival is going on when Rule of law, the Ethiopian constitution and the federal system are in danger. Currently the Ethiopian political atmosphere is formidable for Tigraians because external and internal enemies of the Tigrai people are working in unison to weaken and attack Tigraians wherever they are in Ethiopia because their identity. The enemies tried everything in their power to create animosity among our people and destroy the unity of Tigrai people, but the people of Tigrai didn’t relent or weaver under this extremely difficult time instead our face all the challenges head-on and came out victorious said Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael in his short speech.
Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael repeated his call to the people of Tigrai in general and the Diaspora Tigrai in particular to maintain their unity and stand strong to insure the safety of our people and security of Tigrai at this complicated time.
The aim of International Festival of Tigrai Diaspora is to utilize the wealth, knowledge and skills of Diaspora Tegaru for the benefit of Tigrai and its people.
Tigrai Online would like to wish a very peaceful and successful festival for all participants.
2nd International Festival of Tigrai Diaspora colorfully opened in Mekelle, Tigrai