Ethiopia's ruling coalition vows to sustain ongoing reforms as it concludes congress meeting

新华社| 2018-10-06 05:33:47|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's ruling coalition, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), on Friday vowed to sustain ongoing socioeconomic and political reforms as it concluded its Congress meeting.

The ruling coalition, which commenced its 11th Congress meeting on Wednesday in Ethiopia's southern city of Hawassa under the theme "National Unity for All Rounded Prosperity," on Friday concluded its meeting as its members affirmed joint decision to sustain the ongoing socioeconomic and political reforms.

According to EPRDF's congress meeting's final outcome, member participants have commended and vowed to sustain recent gains as the east African country's government embarked on extensive reform processes over the past 6 months.

The EPRDF Congress, among other recent successes, hailed the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well the positive diplomatic ties among countries within the Horn of Africa region.

Ethiopia's EPRDF is a coalition of four parties that are Oromo Democratic party (OPD), the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM).

The EPRDF Council elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairperson in March 2018, who eventually was appointed as Ethiopia's Prime Minister following the resignation of former PM Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned following crippling strike in different parts of the country.

EPRDF, during its just-concluded congress meeting, has also re-elected Ahmed and Demeke Mekonnen as its Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively. Mekonnen is also Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister.

The ruling coalition further stressed on "no tolerance" strategy in the fight against maladministration, organized corruption and disorder.