FM Demeke Briefs UK Officials on Law Enforcement Operation In Tigray (November 26, 2020)

Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs met with David Quarrey, the UK Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser.

Demeke on the occasion said the TPLF clique caused massive damage on the people and the government of Ethiopia, while the country is undergoing promising reforms.

Accordingly, the ongoing strong law enforcement operation in Tigray regional state is aimed at preventing further damages and bringing perpetrators to justice, he said.

Quarrey for his part said the stability of Ethiopia has a significant contribution for the stability of the region and UK wants the country to be a guardian of peace in the region.

He also stressed the need to give protection to civilians and allow access to humanitarian relief for people in need.

Demeke said Ethiopia will wrap up the operation shortly by giving utmost protection for civilians and facilitating access to humanitarian assistance for people in need.

Demeke also met with Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of UK for a briefing about the situation in Tigray regional state.

He gave reassurance to Rabb that the Government together with the international agencies is working tirelessly to address the humanitarian situations with more humanitarian corridors opening up to reach those in need of humanitarian assistance.

Efforts are also under way to support those refugees who fled to Sudan to return and settle peacefully in their home country said Demeke adding that accessibility won’t be much of an issue now that more areas are liberated from the hands of the TPLF junta.

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