Addis Ababa, April 21, 2022 (Walta) – A United States lawmaker has called on President Joe Biden’s to advance relations with Ethiopia following the successful delivery of humanitarian aid into Tigray.
Last week, the government announced a successful arrival of Mekelle-bound aid convoy belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) following reports of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) covert accts of undermining aid entry into Tigray region.
In a statement, Senator Mark Warner hailed the aid arrival into Tigray as a ‘positive’ progress’ made by the government in Addis Ababa and called on the Biden administration to cement ties with Ethiopian government in realizing peace and development.
“Continued efforts to expand access to the Tigray region are positive progress, as humanitarian organizations work to provide needed aid,” Senator Mark wrote on Twitter yesterday.
“It’s vital that the US advance diplomatic efforts with the Ethiopian government, and support humanitarian and economic initiatives for the Ethiopian people,” the US lawmaker further added.
Mark Robert Warner is an American businessman and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Virginia, first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party, vice chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.