ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the implementation of the peace deal in northern Ethiopia, according to the state department.
The discussion comes two weeks after the federal government and TPLF signed the cessation of hostilities agreement brokered by the African Union.
In a readout, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the discussion “about efforts to bring lasting peace” to the north was held over the phone on Tuesday.
The readout says Blinken recognized ongoing efforts by the government to work towards unhindered humanitarian assistance and restoration of basic services in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara Regions.
In a tweet, Belinken also mentioned that he and Abiy “discussed the urgent need to implement” the peace deal, “and to secure lasting peace in northern Ethiopia.”
“The United States remains committed to supporting the AfricanUnion-led process,” the secretary of state added.
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