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National Dialogue Conference to Convene in First Quarter of Next Year

Addis Ababa, October 11, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission announced that a national dialogue conference will be convened in the first quarter of next year.

Briefing the diplomatic community residing in Addis Ababa and representatives of partner organizations on the activities of the commission this afternoon, the Chief Commissioner said the conference is planned to take place in the fist quarter of the upcoming year.

Chief Commissioner Mesfin explained that the commission has been carrying out various activities and various stakeholders were engaged at federal and regional levels in designing the methodology.

Moreover, he pointed out that selection of the participants at woreda level was undertaken with the support of partners.
All stakeholders and constituencies which participated in the agenda collection will send their representatives to the conference, according to the chief commissioner.

The participation of the Woreda level constituencies will be 20-30 percent of the total participants.

Each regional state will be allocated equal numbers of stakeholder representatives and the federal level will have their own allocated numbers, he added.

According to Professor Mesfin, the diaspora will also participate in the national dialogue conference.

Moreover, the commission will continue making comprehensive efforts to engage armed groups to be part the national dialogue process.

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