Lisbon, Portugal

03 July 2021

Notes to correspondents: Secretary-General's remarks on Tigray

I’m deeply concerned with the present situation in Tigray. It is essential to have a real ceasefire paving the way for a dialogue able to bring a political solution to Tigray. 

The presence of foreign troops is an aggravating factor of confrontation. At the same time, full humanitarian access, unrestricted humanitarian access must be guaranteed to the whole territory. The destruction of civilian infrastructure is totally unacceptable.