Message of Congratulations to Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize
(Statement by Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi)
October 11, 2019
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
I believe that Prime Minister Abiy truly deserves winning the Prize for his efforts in enhancing peace and stability in the Horn of Africa since he took office last year, such as the re-establishment of diplomatic relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea after 20 years of severance, mediating peace process in South Sudan and in Sudan, as well as his domestic reform.
Japan intends to continue its support to Prime Minister Abiy for his efforts in promoting peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.