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28 June 2021

Recent Events in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region ‘Extremely Worrisome’, Secretary-General Says

The following statement by Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

Recent events in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are extremely worrisome.  They demonstrate, once again, that there is no military solution to the crisis.  I have just spoken with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and I am hopeful that an effective cessation of hostilities will take place.  It is essential that civilians are protected, humanitarian aid reach the people in need and a political solution is found.

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