Recent York — This day, I had a cell phone conversation with the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa, H.E Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, to replace views with him on the battle in Ethiopia following his most modern consult with to Addis Ababa and Mekelle, the capital of the regional sigh of Tigray.
H.E Mr. Obasanjo briefed me regarding the efforts being made by the Authorities of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) to switch towards a resolution of the violent battle and expressed optimism that there’s now a true opportunity for political and diplomatic resolution of the battle.
I’m contented that after over a year of armed battle which has affected hundreds and hundreds of of us across Ethiopia and the comfort of the distance, there would possibly perchance be now a demonstrable effort to make peace.
Ongoing military operations in some facets of Ethiopia remain a enviornment to the peace activity and sour the self assurance building measures that we hope are being taken by all parties in the battle. Let me reiterate my call on all parties to switch impulsively towards end of hostilities as a severe step in the factual direction for peace-making.
The United Nations stands in a position to bolster an all-inclusive and nationally owned dialogue, peace, security, and reconciliation activity in Ethiopia. The worldwide community have to proceed to emphasise the need for all parties to expose sincerity and dedication to the peace activity.
Whereas we gape the AU-led peace activity with sizable hope, we remain alive to on the humanitarian enviornment in various facets of Ethiopia tormented by the battle. I some other time call on all actors in the battle to bolster and facilitate native and worldwide efforts to invent humanitarian help to those in need.