Addis Ababa, 15 October, 2019 / 5:58 pm (ACI Africa).
As various people across the globe celebrate the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for this year, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, sending him congratulatory messages, the African Council of Religious Leaders (ACRL) has also lauded and celebrated the Prime Minister, known to be one of the African youngest leaders.
“This award has boosted efforts by peace practitioners and recognised the sacrifices, resources and prayers of Africa. We join the people of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy in celebrating this achievement,’ the leaders said in a statement availed to ACI Africa.
“This recognition highlights his (Prime Minister) efforts as a regional peace and reconciliation champion and acknowledges the efforts of other actors in Horn of Africa, Eastern and Northeast Africa,” the African religious leaders added.
While his efforts toward achieving peace and international cooperation have been recognized, Dr. Abiy’s particular initiative to settle the protracted border conflict between his country and the neighboring Eritrea seems to have earned his the award, according to reports.
“Advancing shared wellbeing in this generation requires tangible steps that this and future generations can be inspired with. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been consistent and accountable to this mission,” religious leaders whose body is co-chaired by a Christian and a Muslim have stated.