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Justice Minister Gedion Confers with Members of European Parliament

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Justice Minister Gedion Timothewos held discussions with members of the European Parliament on Saturday, the Ethiopian embassy in Brussels said.

The discussion was a part of a series of discussions the Minister held with EU officials during his working visit to Brussels from 15 to 18 June.

On Saturday, the minister met with EU parliamentarians, including Maria Arena, Chair of the Sub-Committee for Human rights, and Urmas Paet, Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

During the meetings, the embassy said the Minister briefed the MPs about the current situation in Ethiopia, especially measures taken by the government to ascertain accountability for human rights violations committed during the conflict in the Northern part of Ethiopia.

He also talked about the current peace and stability of the country.

The parliamentarians thanked the minister for the extensive briefing and expressed to continue exchanging updates on the current situation in Ethiopia, the embassy said.

They also expressed interest to work closely to foster the link between Ethiopia and EU Parliament based on mutual interests.

Earlier this week, Justice Minister Gedion met Carlos Zorrihno, Co-chair of OACPS EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.