At today’s bi-weekly press conference, Ambassador Dina Mufti, spokeswoman for the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry (MoFA), spoke about the return of the African Union and United States special envoys to Ethiopia today. The spokesman said that Olusegun Obasanjo, the AU’s special envoy for the Horn of Africa, is going on a fact-finding mission to find out the position of the various parties: “We assume that he will disclose his investigation in the near future. “Accordingly, the US special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, is intensifying efforts to bring about peace and end the ongoing conflict.
Ambassador Dina continued to address the state of emergency, diplomacy and current affairs in Ethiopia. He spoke about whether Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent visit to Ethiopia was a possible ceasefire effort between the federal government and the TPLF. “Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit is intended to strengthen bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Kenya. Indeed, Kenyatta has made clear its position on the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. He believes in the wisdom of Ethiopians to deal with the current situation, ”said Dina.
The spokeswoman also responded to complaints from members of international organizations and from law enforcement agencies regarding attacks were attacked in the state of emergency (SoE). He said, “Some anomalies may have occurred while law enforcement agencies are exercising their responsibilities for which the government will continue to train them on how to properly implement SoE decrees,” he added. “Ethiopia complies with the Vienna Convention who have granted diplomats immunity. ” and we will act accordingly. “
The ambassador again denied allegations of obstructing humanitarian aid to the Tigray region, saying:” The report on the state blockade of humanitarian supplies Tigray since October 18 is wrong. On the day of the interview, 369 trucks with humanitarian aid drove to Tigray. Flights to Kombolcha and Lalibela were also allowed. ”
The spokesman declined to provide details of the ongoing conflict in areas in the Amhara region. He concluded his press conference highlighting the continued efforts of the federal government in repatriating stranded Ethiopian citizens mainly from the Gulf, East and South African countries.