FM Demeke Meets With EU High Representative (November 25, 2020)

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen, yesterday held discussion with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of EU Commission Josep Borrell in Brussels, Belgium.

During the meeting, Demeke provided a briefing to Borrell about the current situations in Ethiopia, according to Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

He said the horrific atrocities committed by the rebellious TPLF clique at different times posed a threat to the stability of the country and the whole region.

Demeke also explained to Borrell about the atrocities committed by TPLF clique in Maikadra and the law enforcement operation in Tigray, which has now reached at a decisive moment.

The Government will take utmost care and act responsibly to give protection to civilians and allow access of humanitarian assistance to citizens in need, Demeke said.

Stating that the current law enforcement operation is a domestic affair, Demeke said the Government will strengthen its efforts of ensuring rule of law without the interference of others.

Similarly, Demeke also conferred with his Belgian counterpart Sophie Wilmes on the current situation in Ethiopia and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

He briefed Wilmes about the progress of law enforcement operation in Tigray regional state.

Wilmes on her part stressed the need to carry out the operation by giving the necessary care for civilians.

Finally, they agreed to elevate the level of the historical relations between the two countries.

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