Foreign leaders attend 40th anniversary of TPLF


The 40th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was marked colorfully  last week in the presence of Rwandan, Ugandan, Somalian, and Djiboutian leaders.
Roman Gebresillassie, a member of the event organizing committee, said the guests included various individuals and journalists who provided different kinds of support during the 17 year long struggle and other invited guests.
In a related development, an exhibition showcasing the 17-year-long bitter armed struggle of TPLF opened in Mekele.
Exhibits of photographs, documents and military hardware that depicted the different courses of the straggle were presented in three chapters, from 1967-1971, 1972-1977 and 1978-1983 E.C. The documents featured strategies that led TPLF to victory over the oppressive Derg regime.
The main objective of the exhibition is to inspire the young generation to contribute to the country’s development by understanding the bitter sacrifices its forefathers have paid to establish the current democratic system.
Chief Administrator of Tigray Regional State and Chairman of TPLF Abay Woldu opened the exhibition.