Ethiopians in #Belgium and #Luxembourg raise funds for national causes

(05-09-2021 published)
Ethiopians living in Belgium and Luxembourg pledged to gather 807,815 Ethiopian Birr, some of it is collected, at a meeting that aimed at deliberating ways of mobilizing finance to their country.
Leaders of Ethiopian community associations, staffers of Ethiopian Airlines, and the embassy in Brussels, including Ethiopia’s honorary Consul in Luxembourg, have attended the meeting.
Community members further pledged to use formal channels in sending money to families and friends in Ethiopia to increase the potential use of remittance flowing to the country.
Chairman of the Belgian Support Coordinating Committee, Mr. Gaas Ahmed, chaired the meeting and Mrs. Selamwit Dawit, the Director-General of FDRE Diaspora Agency delivered opening remarks.
In concluding the meeting, the Ambassador of Ethiopia to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the EU institutions, H.E. Hirut Zemene, appreciated the diaspora for their unyielding support and expressed her confidence that they would work together with the embassy to advance national interests.


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