Friday, October 14, 2022

US Secretary of State Calls for Immediate End to Hostilities in Northern Ethiopia

 The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement dated 14 October 2022 titled "Intensifying Military Operations in Northern Ethiopia."

Secretary Blinken called on Ethiopian National Defense Forces and Eritrean Defense Forces to immediately halt their joint military offensive and for Eritrea to withdraw its forces from northern Ethiopia.  He called on the Tigrayan Defense Forces to cease provocative actions and urged the government of Ethiopia and Tigray regional authorities to begin immediately to participate in the African Union-led peace talks.