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Foreign Ministry Note: Tigray; Sereni meets with the EUSR for the Horn of Africa, Weber

Date:

07/27/2021


Foreign Ministry Note: Tigray; Sereni meets with the EUSR for the Horn of Africa, Weber

A meeting was held today at the Foreign Ministry between Deputy Minister Marina Sereni and the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, Annette Weber, as an opportunity to exchange views and information on the situation in a region marked by conflict and instability, at the center of attention of Italian and European diplomacy.

"In line with the European Union, the United States and other international partners with a strong presence in Ethiopia, we are particularly concerned about the crisis in Tigray", the Deputy Minister emphasised in her opening remarks, adding that "the escalation of violence has unfortunately continued even after the announcement of the ceasefire. In this situation, the end of hostilities and the holding of inclusive dialogue between the parties are of crucial importance".

"We are also concerned about the humanitarian emergency resulting from the crisis that, along with the violence, is affecting the most vulnerable population. There are numerous reports of human rights violations in the area and we therefore look favourably on the ongoing investigation by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together with the Ethiopian authorities".


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