NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – US president Joe Biden is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa to Ethiopia to push for an end to the war raging in the country as the international community raises alarm at the escalating 9-month-long conflict in Tigray, which now spreads to other regions, including Afar and Amhara.
The move comes days after Tigray forces and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) struck a military alliance in a push to overthrow the government of the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed, as troops of the northern region press towards the capital Addis Ababa.
White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan announced the trip by envoy Jeffrey Feltman on Thursday and urged Ethiopian government and the rebels to come to the negotiating table.
“Months of war have brought immense suffering and division to a great nation that won’t be healed through more fighting,” Sullivan tweeted.
“We call on all parties to urgently come to the negotiating table,” he said.
The President has asked Special Envoy Feltman to return to Ethiopia at this critical moment. Months of war have brought immense suffering and division to a great nation, that won’t be healed through more fighting. We call on all parties to urgently come to the negotiating table.
— Jake Sullivan (@JakeSullivan46) August 12, 2021
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