02-04-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) congratulates His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed for his election as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
IGAD commends the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) for the wise and principled election of its new Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, who is also the Chair of the Oromo people's Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four member parties of the Front.
Ethiopia, which has embarked on a path of a truly astonishing rapid economic growth, has also been faced with formidable challenges that usually accompany such growth processes. It is with this backdrop that the election of H.E. Dr. Abyi was timely and eagerly awaited for.
IGAD strongly believes that Dr. Abiy, one of the young, dynamic and highly educated members of the EPRDF leadership is up to the mark to lead the Coalition which has deservedly been applauded as the architect of Ethiopia's bench mark status regarding the economic and social progress in our continent.
IGAD also welcomes H.E. Dr. Abiy as the new Chair of IGAD.
Much work awaits the new leader of Ethiopia in this land of 100 million people. IGAD is confident that he will accomplish his task with great commitment and dedication.
IGAD is looking forward to working with H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed and to benefiting from his wisdom, statesmanship, and leadership.