CORRECTS NUMBER OF BLANKETS FROM 80,000 TO 18,000
By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia (AA) – A Turkish state-run aid agency on Friday donated 18,000 blankets to internally displaced people in Ethiopia’s eastern city of Jijiga, the capital of Somali Regional State.
Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia Fatih Ulusoy, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s (TIKA) country coordinator Mehmet Ali Yetis and Vice President of Somali Regional State Adem Farha attended the aid distribution ceremony.
Ambassador Ulusoy said that his government would continue to support the development needs in the region.
The vice president of the region noted stability has returned to the region. "We need Turkish investors," he said.
The TIKA coordinator said the donation was only a beginning of the continuous support.
"We will continue to support the needy people and the region. The blankets were produced by Turkish textile company ETUR Textile PLC, which is based in Adama city of Ethiopia," he said.