26 February 2013

Ethiopia: A Two-Day 'Peace and Conflict Resolution' Conference in Addis Ababa

The Peace and Conflict Resolution Commission of the Association of Senates, Shura and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World (ASSECAA) opened a two-day conference here in Addis Ababa on Sunday under the theme "peace and conflict resolution". The commission comprises 22 councils from around Africa, including the House of Federation from Ethiopia, and councils from the Arab world.

The meeting discussed ways of preventing conflicts and on how to address them as they occur. It was held to strengthen cooperation and exchange views and expertise on conflict resolution between the member countries, providing access to experience contributing to the peaceful coexistence of peoples within and across countries.

The Yemeni delegation presented a paper: "The course of the political settlement in Yemen in light of the Gulf initiative is a model to solve the conflicts peacefully"; and the Head of the Yemeni delegation and Speaker of the Shura Council of Yemen, Abdulrahman Mohamed, said the national dialogue between the different political parties in Yemen had provided a peaceful solution throughout the crises that swept Yemen.

On the sidelines of the conference, Abdulrahman Mohamed, also held discussions with Ato Kassa Tekleberhan, Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia,.

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