Deputy PM Demeke, UN Secretary-General Discuss Tigray, GERD

ADDIS ABABA – Deputy Prime Minister and foreign minister, Demeke Mekonnen met with UN secretary general António Guterres to discuss the security citation in north ethiopia and grand renaissance dam.

“The Secretary-General and the Deputy Prime Minister discussed the internal situation in Ethiopia, particularly in Tigray,” the UN said in a readout of the meeting.

Antonio reiterated his call for steps towards peace and noted the need for the further facilitation of humanitarian access, the UN SG’s office said.

“Regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Secretary-General underlined the importance of resuming dialogue in a spirit of compromise and reaffirmed the United Nations’ support for the African Union’s mediation efforts,” the readout conlcuded.