National Rehabilitation Commissioner Confers with Heads of International Organizations

The National Rehabilitation Commissioner Ambassador Teshome Toga held discussion today with the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ramiz Alakbarov and European Union Delegation Head in Ethiopia, David Krivanek.

Commissioner Teshome discussed with the officials on ways of further strengthening cooperation on supporting the ongoing Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program in Ethiopia.

They have pledged to strengthen their collaboration towards ensuring lasting peace in Ethiopia.

Ambassador Teshome twitted that he had a discussion with the new UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ramiz Alakbarov on how to further our cooperation on supporting the DDR program to ensure lasting peace in Ethiopia.

The commissioner also indicated that he had very good discussion on European Union’s support in the implementation of the DDR program.

He reaffirmed the commitment of Ethiopia to ensuring peace and stability in the east African region.

“We reiterated the importance of Ethiopia’s peace and stability in the Horn of Africa,” he said.

The National Rehabilitation Commission was established by the government of Ethiopia in November 2022 to assist with demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants across the country.

The commission has so far identified 371,971 ex-combatants which need to be engaged in the national development efforts.

In this regard, the support to the DDR process by partners is anticipated to play a significant role in the stabilization and peace building efforts, and in creating an environment in which a peace process, political and social reconciliation, access to livelihoods as well as sustainable development can take root.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency