US, Sudan Discuss Reports of Eritrea’s Forces Re-entering Ethiopia


NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Sudanese prime minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday to discuss shared concerns over the expansion of conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Afar regions, and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern region of Tigray, the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

Blinken and Hamdok also discussed reports of “Eritrean troops re-entering Ethiopia” after Tigray forces claimed to have advanced into Amhara region where regional forces mobilized for war with the Ethiopian federal troops.

Secretary Blinken and PM Hamdok agreed to encourage all parties to enter negotiations toward a ceasefire, to engage in an inclusive political dialogue to preserve the unity and integrity of the Ethiopian state, and to allow full humanitarian access to those in need,” US State Department said in a statement.

The Secretary and the Prime Minister also discussed progress in Sudan’s democratic transition and ways to expand U.S.-Sudanese relations.”

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