Linda Thomas-Greenfield laments ‘Ethiopians are killing Ethiopians’ in a senseless war

Thomas-Greenfield said the United States remains concerned about the situation in Ethiopia, "where we know that the solution to that situation is not military."

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who addressed reporters on Friday from Libreville, the capital of Gabon, lamented that Ethiopians were killing Ethiopians in a war that would lead to no winner because the solution is not military.

Thomas-Greenfield said the United States remains concerned about the situation in Ethiopia, “where we know that the solution to that situation is not military.”

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali address the media briefing at the conclusion of the Official Visit by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. January 12 
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali address the media briefing at the conclusion of the Official Visit by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. January 12

“We are seeing Ethiopians kill Ethiopians, and we have to look for an opportunity to encourage the government and all of the other parties involved in this conflict to come to the negotiating table and find a solution that allows the people of Ethiopia to move forward and return to the prosperity that we saw Ethiopia accomplishing,” she said.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield spoke with reporters after wrapping up a three-country mission to Africa along with her colleagues from the United Nations Security Council.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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