Addis Ababa, 5 April 2021 (Walta) – Ethiopia refused the statement issued by the G7 Foreign Ministers regarding the situation in the Tigray Regional State on April 2, 2021.
In a press release, the Foreign Ministry said the statement failed to capture the important steps the Ethiopian Government is taking to fully address the urgent needs in Tigray.
The statement also noted that the Ethiopian Government has continued to intensify its efforts to address the situation in the Tigray area and has made tremendous progress since the successful conclusion of law enforcement measures.
While these positive developments were acknowledged and visible to everyone, the statement released by the G7 Foreign Ministers on April 2, 2021 failed to capture some of the important steps taken to meet the urgent needs of the region. the process of being fully addressed on all fronts.
Unlimited access to humanitarian aid, including international media, has now been fully granted, and joint investigation of human rights violations by international human rights experts has also been allowed and will begin soon.
In the statement, it was stated that despite these measures, the resources that need to be collected from the international community to overcome humanitarian and development challenges remain very low.
The mobilization of sufficient resources, according to the statement, should therefore be the top priority task if the challenges of the region are to be addressed fully and in a timely manner.
According to the ENA, Eritrean soldiers who crossed the border at the incitement of the TPLF have now begun evacuating, and the Ethiopian National Defense Force took over the protection of the national border.
The Provisional Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Government, has been working tirelessly to fully operationalize the governance structure of the region, and the system is now placed in the lowest administrative unit.
The international community has made it clear that the Ethiopian government is trying its best to reach more than 4.2 million people, while supply from international partners is well below a third of what is needed.
Thus, while Ethiopia’s honesty appreciated the concerns expressed by the federal government, it was very clear that the provision of food and medical aid should be the centerpiece of expressing concerns.