The ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, is on Tuesday in Oslo to receive the Nobel peace prize.
War is the epitome of hell for everyone involved.
How does it sound on Tuesday from the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who is in Norway to receive the Nobel peace prize.
Abiy Ahmed was announced as the recipient of the award in October.
the Reason was the 43-year-old prime minister's efforts to create peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea after two decades of enmity.
He says that he as a soldier between 1998 and 2000, during the showdown between the two longtime rivals was seeing "the ugliness, their wickedness, and what it can do to people".
- I've seen brothers kill brothers on the battlefield. I have seen elderly men, women and children shaking in fear under a deadly rain of bullets and bombs, says the prime minister's speech in the city hall in Oslo.
- The global military superpowers are expanding their military presence in the area. Terrorist groups and extremist groups are also trying to get a foothold, says Abiy Ahmed.
He did not mention specifically which countries or groups he is talking about.
- We will not have, that the Horn of Africa becomes a battleground for superpowers or a hiding place for terrorists or people who are behind the despair and misery, says the ethiopian prime minister.
He praises in his speech, in addition, the Eritrean president, Isaias Afwerki, and call it the devil, that Ethiopia and Eritrea will undertake to keep the peace.
Abiy Ahmed is with his 43 year Africa's youngest current political leader.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 10 December 2019, 17:00