On Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts
The High Command of OLA is ready to go an extra mile in search of peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Ethiopia. The High Command of OLA is ready to contribute towards any meaningful peace effort, as it did in the past, to reach at a comprehensive settlement to bring peace to all peoples of the empire.
On Armed Struggle
The High Command of OLA targets the government’s coercive machinery, not innocent civilians. The High Command of OLA has an unswerving anti-terrorism stand and opposes terrorism as means of struggle to achieve the right of the Oromo people. We consider terrorism as act of desperation. Therefore, anti-terrorism remains a core policy of the organization.
On Religion and Religious Extremism
The Oromo people are followers of three major religions: Islam, Christianity and traditional Oromo religion. The High Command of OLA respects religious equality and pursues secular policy. It opposes religious domination and religious extremism of any kind. The composition of its members and supporters among the Oromo people, irrespective of religious divides, is a clear testimony to the organization’s correct democratic policy on religion.
On Right of Minorities in Oromia
In Oromia there are minorities who have distinct identity and culture of their own. Minorities in Oromia are economically, culturally, and politically closely linked with the Oromo people. The High Command of OLA recognizes and respects the right of national minorities in accordance with internationally accepted principles to develop their culture, administer their own affairs, and enjoy equal rights in every field of activity. The Organization has undertaken to vigorously work for the full realization of these rights and will take necessary measures to strengthen the bond of fraternity between the Oromo people and minorities in Oromia.
Solidarity and Co-operation with Oppressed Peoples
The High Command of OLA believes that solidarity and cooperation among the oppressed peoples led by their respective forces is essential for realization of their common objectives of liberation. The High Command of OLA is prepared to revitalize and strengthen supportive agreements concluded with organizations of oppressed peoples and work towards a formation of a platform to co-ordinate and channel their human and material resources to meet the challenge of the day.