Afar Regional State's President Awol Arba received the keys to the vehicles from Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, in Addis Ababa on Thursday (Photo USE)
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Afar Regional Police Gets Vehicle Support from U.S.

The U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa says it has delivered ten vehicles, donated by the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), to the Afar Regional Police.

President of the Afar Regional State, Awol Arba received the keys to the donated vehicles from Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, in Addis Ababa, on Wednesday.

The handover ceremony was attended by Demelash Gebremichael, Commissioner General of the Ethiopian Federal Police, and members of the Afar Regional Police.

The vehicles will support the passage of humanitarian goods and services through the Afar region.

In her remarks, Ambassador Jacobson has acknowledged the security support the Afar Police has been providing to refugees and Internally Displaced People affected by the northern conflict.

The US is committed to work with the Government of Ethiopia to continue to work to ensure goods and services reach all people in need, Jacobson said.

She also called for the continued implementation of the Cessation of Hostility Agreement (COHA) to support humanitarian efforts in the region.

The donation falls under INL’s 2019 Letter of Agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies.