Peace Minister Muferiat Holds Talks with Germany, UK Officials

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil has held talks with officials of Germany and the United Kingdom as she paid official visits to the two nations over the weekend.

In a statement Sunday, the Ministry of Peace said Muferiat briefed German Deputy Foreign Minister, Miguel Berger, and UK’s African Affairs Minister, James Dudridge, and other officials on the current issues in Ethiopia and Tigray, in particular.

The minister told the two officials that the Federal government unilaterally declared a ceasefire to allow farmers work on the rainy season and for aid to be delivered.

She also said the government has a stockpile of 400,000 quintals of food and non-food items in warehouses in the region and allowed six aid agencies to continue to distribute humanitarian support there.

Officials, however, believe the actions of TPLF, a group labeled as a terrorist by the Ethiopian parliament, is hindering the humanitarian response in the region and accused them of making the humanitarian corridors “as centers of military conflicts”.

During her meeting with the officials of UK and Germany, Peace Minister Muferiat called on the international community to publicly condemn TPLF by realizing its destructive activities, according to the statement.

The minister also extended her appreciation for the humanitarian support the two countries provide to Ethiopia, and expressed her hope it will continue in the future, the statement added.