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Chancellor Merkel calls for peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Tigray

Readout from the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government of Germany on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s telephone conversation with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Translation by Addis Standard.

Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung

Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Serial no.: 32
Issue year: 2021

The Spokesman of the German Government, Steffen Seibert, announces:

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone [yesterday] with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.

The Chancellor and her Ethiopian counterpart exchanged views on the domestic political situation in Ethiopia, regional security policy issues and questions of bilateral cooperation. The Chancellor stressed the importance of a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Tigray region and of providing humanitarian assistance to the affected people in the conflict area. Humanitarian aid organizations and the media must be granted free access to the Tigray region, she said.

They also discussed the economic and health situation in Ethiopia in light of the Covid19 pandemic.

Here is the Ethiopian Prime Ministe’s takeaway from their conversation,


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