Addis Ababa, April 20, 2022(Walta) – Tizita Mulugeta, Ethiopian Ambassador to India held fruitful discussions with EU Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto on the current situation in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Tizita briefed EU Ambassador to India about the recent declaration of a humanitarian truce by the government of Ethiopia in a bid to ensure the free flow of humanitarian aid to people in need in the Tigray region.
She also appreciated the role the EU plays in facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need and urged the EU and the international community to influence the TPLF to leave the areas that they occupied in the Afar and Amhara regions for the smooth flow of aid and the return of internally displaced people to their homes.
Regarding the joint report of Amnesty International and Human Right Watch Ambassador Tizita reaffirmed the Ethiopian government’s position to closely examine the matter further underscoring the unacceptable politically motivated report which went beyond the mandates of the organization.
She also spoke on the trilateral negotiations over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), stressing Ethiopia’s unwavering commitment to resume the AU-led process.
Ambassador Ugo Astuto, on his part, thanked the Ambassador for the candid discussion and acknowledged the declaration of Humanitarian Truce by the Government of Ethiopia as an effort to expedite the provision of much-needed humanitarian aid to people in need in the Tigray region.
He also mentioned the importance of the AU-led negotiation on the GERD to hammer-out unresolved issues among the riparian states.