The Biden administration on Friday called for an immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces from the Tigray region to foster peace and security in the Horn of Africa.
The administration also urged the Ethiopian government and other actors to allow “unimpeded humanitarian access” to Tigray.
U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, reacting to the appointment on Friday of Ambassador Jeff Feltman as U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, said the United States remains committed to working “with our allies and partners to promote shared peace and prosperity across the Horn of Africa.”
Sullivan also called on the governments of Ethiopia, Egypt and Egypt to work together to resolve the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam dispute.
“Today, the State Department announced the appointment of Ambassador Jeff Feltman as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Ambassador Feltman’s work will build on our ongoing efforts to address the urgent crises in Ethiopia, where we continue to urge the immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces, the cessation of hostilities by all parties, and unimpeded humanitarian access,” Sullivan said in a statement. “We also urge leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to come together and resolve their disputes around the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam and their shared water resources.”