Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ethiopian community in Egypt set up association

Cairo, November 4 (WIC)

The establishment of the association of the Ethiopian community in Cairo, Egypt, is vital to strengthen the relations between the two sisterly countries and ensure the rights of Ethiopian citizens in that country, Ethiopian ambassador to Egypt Ibrahim Idris said.

The ambassador recently told WIC reporter in Cairo that the establishment of the association of the community is instrumental to bolster the relations between the two sisterly countries as well as to ensure the rights of Ethiopian citizens in Egypt.

Ambassador Ibrahim said that the association which was established as a result of the continuous efforts is endeavoring to help all Ethiopians organize under the community and guarantee their right in that country.

The embassy would continue to provide the association with material and moral assistance until it is fully organized and certified by concerned Egyptian authority, the ambassador said.

Chairperson of the association of the community Muhammed Hussen Ali on his part recalled that the association was organized during the celebration of the Nations and Nationalities day in Egypt last year adding that the establishment of the association is decisive to bring Ethiopian citizens in that country together and create a forum for discussion among them.

In addition, he said, the association would enable Ethiopians in Egypt deal with their challenges and bolster the sisterly relations of the two peoples.

The association has also set a plan to mark this year’s Nations and Nationalities Day colorfully in Cairo, the chair person added.

He also called up on all Ethiopian citizens in Egypt to join the association in order to ensure their rights and enjoy the benefits.