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Norway pledges to support human rights protection in Ethiopia

erNorway has pledged to extend support to help Ethiopia ensure human rights protection and further improve the development of democracy in the country, according to Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.

Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit held discussion yesterday with Chief Commissioner Addisu GebreEgziabher and other Human Rights Commission officials about human rights protection and democracy in Ethiopia.

Both sides have finally agreed to further improve the country’s human rights protection.

Appreciating the Commission’s efforts in protecting human rights in the country, the Norwegian royalty has promised to continue providing material and logistics support.

During the occasion, the parties have discussed the root causes of conflicts that have been occurring in Ethiopia over the past two years.

Chief Commissioner Addisu told the Norwegian royalty that his Commission has submitted investigation monitoring document to the House of Peoples Representative that will help discuss human rights protection in Ethiopia.

In a separate development, a total of 12 people from the Norwegian business delegation representing various energy companies visited the Reppie Waste to Energy Facility in Addis Ababa and Solar Kiosk located in Borobor Butajera area yesterday.


The delegation is apart of the Royal visit.

Reppie is the first waste-to-energy facility in Africa, and will act as a showcase for other cities across the Continent.

The world’s first SolarKiosk was officially opened near Lake Langano, Ethiopia in July 2012.