Abiy Ahmed Ali [Ge'ez: ዐቢይ አህመድ አሊ, Oromo: Abiyyii Ahimad Alii, often shortened to Abiy Ahmed or just Abiy] (born 15 August 1976) is an Ethiopian politician serving since 2 April 2018 as the fourth and current prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. He is chairman of both the ruling EPRDF (Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front) and the ODP (Oromo Democratic Party), one of the four coalition parties of the EPRDF). Abiy was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending the 20-year conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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- What we need to make our first and primary task is and where our struggle ought to concentrate on is upon ourselves. We have to cleanse our thoughts from hatred; different political views and religion are our blessings, we have to conduct them with love. Even if there are disagreements arising from our differences, we should side with justice rather than injustice and correct our moral lenses. Justice should be our main principle; love and respect for all human beings ought to be our moral compass. This is our eternal job that cannot be completed and a work that needs to be always performed. It is our lifelong assignment.
- Inaugural Address, as translated by Hassan Hussein, OPride.com (3 April 2018)]