Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented awards at the prominent artists honoring ceremony held at the Amfi Theater and Art Center at Entoto Park. In his concluding remarks, Prime Minister Abiy said faith and culture are the pillars of the country. Music, language, literature, and painting are embedded in both of these pillars.
He praised the artists who through their arts have laid the foundation for Ethiopians to know their country and be patriotic. He reiterated that Ethiopia and Ethiopianness are flourishing as they spread Ethiopianness through their crafts, and urged them to continue their pioneering work as role models since they are the shining lights of Ethiopia.