The Alliance of Tigrayan Associations in the Diaspora in America (ATAD—America)
condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the proclamation of the Ethiopian Ministry of
Education that annexes schools in the Tigray Regional State that are currently occupied by the
Amhara and Eritrean forces (namely: Western Tigray, Southern Tigray and North Western
Tigray) to the Amhara Regional State. We strongly request an immediate correction to the
released official documents of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.
ATAD-America considers that an official government communication that implies
schools within the constitutional boundaries of the Tigray Region to belong in the Amhara
regional state are not only unconstitutional but also run counter to the principles and
agreements duly signed and acknowledged in the Pretoria Agreement for Permanent Cessation
of Hostilities and the Nairobi Accord. ATAD-America strongly condemns and rejects any such
assumption or claim by the Ethiopian government concerning these territories, which are
indisputably the sovereign territories of Tigray. This illegal annexation of the occupied Tigrayan
territories is untenable under any acceptable legal frameworks and historical grounds and we
urge an immediate correction.
While the people of Tigray are engaging the international community and the Ethiopian
government in good faith to ensure the unconditional return of the occupied territories of
Tigray per the Ethiopian constitution and in adherence to the principles of the Pretoria
Agreement for Secession of Hostilities and the Executive mechanism signed in Nairobi, we are
very sad that the Ethiopian government is failing to fulfill its obligations. The Ethiopian
government, in taking such a step, is both infringing on the basis for a lasting peace contrary to
the hopes and aspirations laid in Pretoria and Nairobi accords. ATAD—America, therefore,
demands the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia to publicly apologize for the mistake. We also
call upon all parties to the Pretoria agreement to play their role in resolving this pressing issue
and expedite the return of the occupied territories to Tigray so that the interim administration
of Tigray initiates a programme to return the displaced residents back to their homes.

By aiga

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  1. Letter to Council of Archbishops of Tigray at Menbere Selama Orthodox Church of Tigray. says:

    We are writing to highly recommend Komos Abba Serekebirhan for the esteemed role of Bishop within Menbere Selam Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Tigray. Having closely observed Komos Abba SerekeBirhan’s dedicated religious service, theological erudition, and remarkable religious education excellence, WE firmly believe The Right Reverend is an exceptional candidate for t bishopric position.

    During Komos Abba Serekebirhan’s time in the religious community, both at home and overseas he has consistently demonstrated unwavering devotion to his faith. His tireless commitment to serving the community, both locally and globally, has touched the lives of countless individuals. His actions exemplify the core principles of compassion, selflessness, and love, making him an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to encounter him.

    In addition to his exemplary service,Komos Abba Serekebirhan possesses a profound understanding of ecclesiastical theology. Through his extensive study and continuous pursuit of theological knowledge, he has developed a deep insight into the teachings and traditions of our religious doctrine. His ability to articulate and explain complex theological concepts in an accessible manner has greatly benefited the spiritual growth of those under his guidance.

    Moreover, We must emphasize Komos Abba Serekebirhan’s commitment to religious education excellence. Throughout his years of service, he has consistently emphasized the importance of traditional religious education, ensuring that the teachings, values, and customs of our faith are preserved and passed down to future generations. His emphasis on instilling a strong moral foundation in individuals has proven to be highly effective, fostering spiritual growth and a deeper connection with our religious heritage.

    We highly recommend Komos Abba Serekebirhan for the position of Bishop without reservation. We wholeheartedly believe that he will fulfill the responsibilities of a Bishop admirably and contribute significantly to the growth and development of Menbere Selama Orthodox Church of Tigray.

    Thank you for considering my recommendation. We have the utmost confidence in Komos Abba Serekebirhan’s capabilities and believe he would be an exceptional choice for this esteemed position.

    Sincerely in Christ,

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