It is regrettable those who proclaim their wish for a “stable and prosperous” democracy in Ethiopia should do so by flagrantly displaying their contempt for Ethiopian sovereignty. Only the people of Ethiopia can decide whether their elections are free and fair. Ethiopia’s democracy rests wholly on the consent of the people of Ethiopia, not the approval or hectoring of outsiders.

Democracy cannot be dictated to the Ethiopian people nor managed for them from afar by remote control. …

Ambassador Fitsum Arega of Ethiopia

#Ambassador of #Ethiopia to the USA, Non-Resident Ambassador to Jamaica & Panama Facebook/Instagram: fitsum.aregaa email: Ethiopia@ethiopianembassy.org

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