President Sahle-Work Zewde meets EU Special Envoy Pekka Haavisto (April 8, 2021)

President Sahle-Work Zewde held talks with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Special Envoy of the European Union and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

The Special Envoy stated that he has come to Ethiopia to hold discussions with various government officials on the status of the humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Tigray as well as the GERD and to visit the region.

President Sahle-Work highlighted that the Ethiopian government has allowed foreign governments and media to assess the situation in Tigray.

She also indicated that the government was providing 70% of the humanitarian aid in Tigray and that that alleged human rights violations are currently under investigation.

It is to be recalled that the Special Envoy visited Ethiopia two months ago. The Special Envoy stated that the situation in Tigray had improved and that he would present his findings to the council of Ministers later this month.

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