Ethiopia, December 2018
From 10th to 14th December 2018, a group of parliamentarians from AfriPAHR visited undertook the mission to Ethiopia. On July 9, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement, bringing to an end one of Africa’s long-running conflicts.
We wanted to take this opportunity to discuss FoRB challenges in the COMESA region with Ethiopian parliamentarians. We also encouraged local MPs to influence their Eritrean counterparts to release religious prisoners in Eritrea. This was also an opportunity for us to engage with local MPs and urge them to establish a parliamentary group on FoRB.