Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged his country’s support to the new Ethiopian government formed on Monday.
President Kenyatta assured Ethiopia of his support during his speech at the inauguration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Meskal Square in Addis Ababa on Monday.
“I stand here to offer our support as you continue your efforts to rebuild Ethiopia,” he said.
“Kenya stands ready to shoulder to shoulder work with our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia to build a great region of prosperity and peace My brother, we assure you of our support, but also my brother, I remind you that the Ethiopian people are commissioning you today has to lead, a mandate to bring peace, a mandate to create stability and a mandate to bring the entire people of Ethiopia together. “
The Kenyan President stated, that Ethiopia is the mother of African independence and the only African country that does not colonize t.
“For the continent, Ethiopia is our mother and, as you all know, if the mother does not have peace, the family can have no peace, “he said.
President Kenyatta arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Monday to attend the ceremony to establish the new Ethiopia government.
Upon arrival at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, President Kenyatta was greeted by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and Education Minister Getahun Mekuria.
At the public inauguration ceremony, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians, members of the diplomatic community and leaders of various countries gathered for the festival.