December 6, 2022

United States welcomes delivery of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, praises efforts by Abiy government, Tigrayan and Afar authorities, calls for cessation of hostilities

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with President Joseph R. Biden
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with President Joseph R. Biden

The United States government said on Friday evening that it was pleased with the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and praised all those who facilitated it.

In particular, the United States welcomed the arrival of a truck convoy carrying over 1,700 metric tons of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Tigray, and said that “the continued commitment of the government of Ethiopia and Tigrayan authorities to a cessation of hostilities remains a critical step toward reconciliation and peace.”

“We appreciate the efforts of the government of Ethiopia, Tigrayan regional authorities, and Afar regional authorities in facilitating that delivery. We also commend the United Nations agencies, international organizations, U.S. government partners, and the ongoing efforts of humanitarian organizations across Ethiopia to provide aid to all those in need,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in a statement. “We reiterate the importance of significant, sustained, unconditional, and unhindered humanitarian access to Tigray—as well as to all communities that are suffering, including the people in Afar —and the urgency of the resumption of basic services, including electricity, telecommunications, and banking.”

“In that regard, we welcome the withdrawal of Tigrayan forces from Erebti and underscore the importance of further withdrawals from Afar regional state,” he said. “The parties must continue to build on this progress to advance a negotiated and sustainable end of conflict. Progress toward this goal is an essential foundation for restoration of essential services in Tigray and an inclusive political process to provide security and prosperity for all Ethiopians.”

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