ETHIOPIAN-SOMALI COMMUNITY OF CALIFORNIA
4061 Fairmount Avenue, Suite – D
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone (619) 534-5625
To: All Ethiopians
We, the Ethiopian-Somali Community of California are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved H.E. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The death of Mr. Zenawi is not a loss of only Ethiopia but also of the region and Africa as a whole. Prime Minister Meles changed our country from one of the poorest nation in the world to the fastest growing economy in the world. He was the most transformational, visionary and strongest leader we ever had. His contribution to the peace, security, democracy, and social well being of our country will be cherished not only by this generation but many generations to come.
On behalf of the Ethiopian-Somali Community of California, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and the people of Ethiopia for this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Ethiopians everywhere in the world. To honor his sacrifice, we ask Ethiopians to come together and unite despite to this tragic loss of our leader. We will be mourning next few days with the rest of Ethiopian community in Ethiopian and around the world.
Finally, we urge Interim Prime Mister Hailemariam Desalegn to stay in course and continue the vision set by H.E. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Eng. Abdullahi Ibrahim Aidid, Chairman