Abiy Ahmed Quotes

  • Working hard on peace process is a very good thing for yourself, for your region, for your country.

  • Our lifestyle is deeply communal, with extended families traditionally sharing the burdens and bounties of life together, eating meals from the same plate.

  • And if you can change Addis, definitely you can change Ethiopia.

  • I was a young soldier when war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  • Ethiopia has made steady progress in the provision of health services over the past two decades. But nothing has prepared us for threats posed by Covid-19.

  • Well the message I have for everyone working on peace, is that bringing results on peace can be easily entrained passively.

  • Covid-19 teaches us that we are all global citizens connected by a single virus that recognises none of our natural or man-made diversity: not the colour of our skin, nor our passports, or the gods we worship.

  • I believed peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea was within reach.

  • Health is a worldwide public good. It requires global action guided by a sense of global solidarity.

  • Many Ethiopians see yesterday. I see tomorrow.

  • War is the epitome of hell for all involved. I know because I have been there and back.

  • If you give me $100bn now, I can't use it. There is not only money, there is talent and experience. That's why we need the private sector.

  • Negative peace is possible as long as you have a strong army.

  • It takes a few to make war, but it takes a village and a nation to build peace.

  • I don't have any clue about the criteria, how the Nobel committee selects an individual for the prize.

  • I have done so many great things compared to many leaders. But I didn't do 1 per cent of what I am dreaming.

  • Well, peace is a very expensive commodity in my country, as well as in my region.