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Ethiopia’s new PM confirmed to attend 7th Tana Forum

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9 April 2018 -- The Tana Forum Secretariat is pleased to announce that H.E. Dr. Abiye Ahmed Ali, Ethiopia’s recently sworn in Prime Minister, will deliver the opening remarks at the 7th Tana Forum on 21-22 April 2018 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The government of Ethiopia is the official host of the Tana Forum, and, in usual tradition, the Prime Minister will deliver the opening and closing remarks to the Forum’s participants. “We look forward to hearing his views on the AU reforms process, as well as his perspectives on current peace and security challenges on the continent,” said H.E. Obasanjo Olusegun, former President of Nigeria and Chairperson of the Tana Forum.

 

Dr. Abiye completed his PhD at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies and in 2017, he presented his dissertation on: “Social Capital and its Role in Traditional Conflict Resolution in Ethiopia: The Case of Inter-Religious Conflict in Jimma Zone State”.

 

250 participants are expected to attend the Forum, including current and former Heads of State and Government, high-ranking government officials, experts in peace and security, members of academia, youth representatives and the media.

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