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Ethiopia: Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto on a second mission mandated by the EU HR Borrell

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
3.4.2021 13.00 | Published in English on 3.4.2021 at 13.10
Press release

Pekka Haavisto, Foreign Minister of Finland, mandated by the EU High Representative Josep Borrell, is undertaking a second mission to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Foreign Minister will discuss the situation in Ethiopia, notably the crisis in Tigray and its regional implications.

During his visit, Haavisto will meet with Ethiopian authorities, and convey EU’s continued concern regarding the humanitarian situation in Tigray, calling all parties to end hostilities and for the respect of International Humanitarian Law and International Refugee Law, as well as to allow independent investigations on alleged human rights abuse. He will also recall that Eritrean forces shall withdraw from Tigray. Finally, he will consult with the African Union to exchange views on the situation in Ethiopia as well as on regional issues.

On his way to Ethiopia, Haavisto is travelling to Saudi Arabia and to the United Arab Emirates for discussions on regional issues as well as the situation in Tigray.

He will report about his visit to European Ministers of Foreign Affairs during the next Foreign Affairs Council in April.

More information:  Jeri Aalto, Special Adviser to Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 472 0725 or Theresa Zitting, Director, Unit for the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa, tel. +358 50 4651 748

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format [email protected]

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