Roundtable discusses ethnic nationalism in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, June 14, 2019 (FBC) –Addis Weg roundtable discussion on ethnic nationalism in Ethiopia was held at the Prime Minister office today in the presence of scholars represented from various universities.

In the discussion which saw presentation of research papers by the scholars it was stated that ethnic nationalism is the driving force for the current extremism and conflicts in Ethiopia.

Identity, languages, religions, ethnic nationalism, and national identity should not be reasons for division and their role in nation building need to be enhanced, the participants said.

The discussion further underscored the need to find political solution for ethnic nationalism besides prioritizing agendas that foster the unity of the society.