Peace Minister Holds Talks with Special envoy of WFP Chief

ADDIS ABABA – The Peace Minister Muferihat Kamil held talks with the Special Envoy of the World Food Program or WFP Executive Director Ramiro Lopez da Silva.

The two discussed the Government’s and humanitarian partners’ efforts to deliver aid to Tigray regional states and challenges seen since the announcement of the unilateral ceasefire, according to the peace ministry.

The Minister said despite TPLF’s frequent harassment and obstruction of humanitarian assistance, the Government is working tirelessly to facilitate humanitarian aid access and is holding talks with Afar regional leadership, religious leaders, and elders to facilitate speedy delivery of aid into the Tigray Region.

The Special Envoy advised identifying additional areas of cooperation that could be supported by WFP to further strengthen collaboration.

As many are displaced in Amhara and Afar regions, WFP’s increased support taking this into consideration would be appreciated, said the Minister.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia Current Issues Fact Check said on Wednesday 277 trucks carrying food assistance arrived at Mekelle city of Tigray regional state on Wednesday.