ADDIS ABABA – State Minister of foreign Affairs Redwan Hussein has held discussion with the United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, on the current situations in Ethiopia.
The discussion between at the two was held at headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) today.
During the meeting, Redwan spoke in detail about the destructive acts of the TPLF, igniting the conflict to failing to reciprocate the various peace initiatives of the government, said MoFA in a statement.
The state minister said the military adventures of the TPLF in the Amhara and Afar regions caused unspeakable destruction on life and property.
The ambassador also explained the efforts of the Ethiopian government in providing humanitarian support to the Tigray region and creating unimpeded humanitarian access for partners.
Speaking on the alleged humanitarian abuse in the Tigray region, Redwan reiterated the investigations run by pertinent bodies in the government, including the joint UN-EHRC investigation.
The international community underappreciated both the government-led and the joint investigations in Tigray while downplaying the atrocities committed by the TPLF in Amhara and Afar, Redwan said.
He said the international community should tell the TPLF to leave the areas it occupied in adjacent regional states without conditions.
Redwan also reaffirmed Ethiopia’s readiness to work closely with impartial bodies that are genuinely interested to take concerns of the government into consideration.
Ambassador Tracey Jacobson has appreciated the state minister for the brief.
The charge d’Affaires also expressed her country’s commitment to providing all necessary support to Ethiopia to help it solve its problems in a peaceful manner, reads MoFA’s statement.
Ambassador Jacobson said she would work to revitalize the relationship between the two countries, further pledging that the U.S. would scale up humanitarian support to Ethiopia.