Grand Welcoming Ceremony Held for Second Generation Ethiopians

The Addis Ababa City Administration in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ethiopian Diaspora Service organized an official welcoming ceremony for the Second-Generation Ethiopians at Friendship Park today.

It is to be recalled that the premier invited the second-generation diaspora to come to their origin in three rounds from 30th December 2023 to the end of September 2024 under the theme ‘Back to your origins.’

The first-round homecoming under the motto “Connect to Your Culture” began from 30 December 2023 and ends on 29 January 2024.

As part of the first round of the invitation, Ethiopian Diasporas from across the globe are arriving in Addis Ababa.

An official welcoming ceremony has been conducted today for the Second-Generation Ethiopians at Friendship Park today.

This event marks official welcoming of the first phase Ethiopians abroad returning to their homeland.

Speaking on the event, Addis Ababa City Administration Mayor Adanech Abiebie officially welco
med them inviting to know Ethiopia well and contribute to their homeland where they should certainly be proud of to invite others visit it.

The Mayor lauded their courage in choosing to experience Ethiopia firsthand, defying inaccurate portrayals often disseminated through social media and certain media outlets.

Tourism Minister, Nasise Chali highlighted Ethiopia’s wealth of stunning destinations and dives experiences just waiting to be discovered, including the Ethiopian Epiphany festivity set to be celebrated this weekend.

The minister urged the returning Ethiopians to become ambassadors of their homeland, sharing its beauty and immense resources with the world.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency