FM Demeke, Biden’s Security advisor discuss on Various Regional Issues

ADDIS ABABA – Foreign minister Demeke Mekonnen on Wednesday spoke with National Securty Advisor to the United States President Joe Biden on various regional secirty issues.

“Had good telephone conversation with National Securty Advisor to Pres. Biden Mr. Jake Sullivan,” said Demeke, who is also the deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia,  after the discussion.

During the conversation, the FM said he has explained the situation in Tigray saying it “is improving, though demanding serious intervention”.

The Discussion between the two has also touched up on the negotiation regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Demek, who was involved in the trilateral negotiation held in DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa on Monday and Tuesday, noted that the African Union-led negotiation “is instrumental through assuming observers to serve issues fairly and impartially”.

Ethiopia accuses Egypt and Sudan of undermining the AU-led process and they are trying to take the matter out of the African platform.

Foreign Minister Demeke has also ssured Mr Sullivan that the border issue with Sudan “will only be resolved peacefully”.