Saturday, June 19, 2010
I strongly urge young Ethiopians and other interested persons to participate in the Ethiopian American Youth Initiative conference in Washington, D.C., from June 25-27, 2010.
This is an event that will promote positive links between Ethiopia and young Ethiopians throughout the diaspora. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about recent developments in Ethiopia and to strengthen cultural ties with Ethiopia. Based on my association with the sponsoring organization, I believe the conference will contribute to the constructive transformation of Ethiopia, the promotion of democratic values and the encouragement of ethnic and religious tolerance. These are all values that need to be pursued vigorously in Ethiopia.
There will also be opportunites to discuss potential entrepreneurial activities in Ethiopia. I wish all participants the very best at this important conference.