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Ethiopia working to return 34,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia

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Demeke Mekeonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (EBC)

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January 28, 2021 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia announced on Thursday that it has passed a decision to return about 34,000 Ethiopians who are in a difficult situation in Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia. 

Covid-19 has complicated things for migrants, and those who need to return to Ethiopia are already identified. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, said that the plan is to return about 1000 Ethiopians every week, and the program will start shortly, as reported by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC). 

He is cited as saying that the new draft foreign policy places great importance to the “dignity of citizens.” The ministry returns citizens whenever they face problems in their country of origin. It also, he added, works to address the root cause of the problem which he said controlling illegal migration by ensuring that migration is only through legal means, he said. 

Nearly 600 Ethiopian Migrants have been returned home in the past few days alone. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “Ethiopia working to return 34,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia”{

    Short Comment
    THAT IS WHAT “A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE” is all about. Fantastic.! WELL DONE, THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT..

    A country that RESPECTS its people can ONLY GO ONE WAY UP IN A TRAJECTORY of FORTY-FIVE DEGREE ANGLE, UP TO HEAVEN..

    “ETHIOPIA!!!! LIVE-UP TO YOUR ANCIENT HISTORY and SOLID CULTURE, THE ENVY OF OTHERS.

  2. I do not know if any one of the current Ambassadors of Ethiopia is fit to hold the ambassadorship post. Almost all the ambassadors had spent the majority of their adult working life being a representative of only the tribe they came from. Many of the current Ambassadors of Ethiopia are sent to foreign countries as diplomats so they can be kept at bay for the moral decay they practice not for their work ethic or not for being worthy of being assigned as high level diplomats who are capable of carrying out their duties.

    Most of the current employees of the foreign Ministry of Ethiopia got their post by their political affiliation not by their merit, they are accustomed in dealing with or in manipulating other tribes according to the stands they themselves take on a national level , they are not used to treating all ethnicities in Ethiopia equally because the ethnic federalism constitution had encouraged them to judge Ethiopians only according to the tribes they came from as they themselves are also treated according to their own tribal affiliation by their peers within the government of Ethiopia, in short they are once again proving that they are not fit to represent Ethiopia on the international level, the closest they ever got to dealing with the outside world while employed as government officials is when they dealt with issues concerning the relationship Ethiopia got with Eritrea, I do not know if they are even fit to represent their own immediate family members anymore , it is sad to say but they had failed everyone terribly once again by not carrying out their duties of representing Ethiopia on the world stage. The past and current “world-class” leaders of Ethiopia are keeping and had kept their subordinates in the Ethiopian government ignorant in regards to international diplomacy for quiet sometime that’s why their subordinates are now sinking down to a new low in being a diplomat. But all these is not so surprising for many because Ethiopia is a country still on the hunt for a regional state governor turned fugitive who is currently said to be on the run accused of commiting gruesome barbaric actions against an Ethiopian military base’s habitants including against the elderly , women and children who were dwelling within the regional state he represented,.

    The Ethiopian politicians in power praise these high level diplomats of Ethiopia as long as these high level diplomats of Ethiopia do not commit such horrific actions,they are considered fit to continue keeping their employment within the foreign ministry as high level diplomats, according to the standard their superiors require most of these diplomats qualify to be assigned duties as high level diplomats as long as these individuals representing Ethiopia in the world stage are willing to be kept at bay . Unfortunately moral decadence had been the one potential the majority of the current high level diplomats hold which led to them being chosen for this highly vital duty of being a representative of Ethiopia as a country on the world stage. This current failure to find means of qualified representatives on the world stage as diplomats of Ethiopia will lead to so many unforeseen consequences if left without taking appropriate measures to correct it right away because it should be noted that just because a person is not working within close physical distance from where the Prime Minister of Ethiopia resides it does not necessarily always mean this same person does not have the capability to make a huge impact from how much further physical distance away this person is physically located, from where the office of the PM of Ethiopia is physically located.

  3. Commentary, 30 Jan 2021
    It is an old good subject matter and VERY SENSITIVE too. To anybody, being assigned to a position ABROAD is a GIFT from HEAVEN — for obvious reasons and aspects. I know a minuscule of the subject, here and there, to speak about the JEWEL of assignment abroad. Trying to ’shake’ the FOUNDATION of the subject matter is really to shake everything around and beyond the subject matter. Countless people will be affected by a slight nagging of the subject matter. So much, and so many, families etc etc will be affected. by slight shaking off the base. If in doubt, one can thyself about the seemingly countless embassies, agencies of the United Nations, agencies of so many others of business institutions etc etc. around the GLOBE.
    Researching at Google, seriously, and with Biblical Patience; one find and learn about the GLOBAL INTRICACIES. It affects so many. And so, I leave it at that.

    Post Script
    IT IS ALWYAS GOOD TO BE INQUISITIVE ON ANY SUBJECT MATTER. Without THAT characteristic a society is doomed to be stagnant, thus a victim of those who are determined to be exploiters of others’ backwardness and ignorance. WE AFRICANS have seen it and still EXISTING with its EFFECT, with stagnant existance. Blind denying and empty bravado has no profit. .A Government that does not welcome the freedom of inquisitiveness and criticisms on any subject matter is nothing more than a vagabond of a country. Thanks ‘አኖኒሞስ’ for your inquisitiveness in detail. If I am off-track I can only hope that you will forgive me. THE END

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