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UK Secretary of State Dominic Raab in Ethiopia

The UK Secretary of State met with Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan  in Khartoum before he arrived in Ethiopia to meet with Ethiopian officials. 

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UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab with Ethiopian Deputy PM And FAM, Demeke Mekonen

borkena
January 22, 2021 

UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab on Friday arrived in Ethiopia for a one-day official visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has disclosed. 

He met with president Sahlework Zewde and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Zewdu. 

From the Ministry update, humanitarian assistance effort and reconstruction of the Tigray region was part of the agenda item during the discussion between the two foreign ministers. 

It is not reported if the visiting British top diplomat met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Normally, Abiy Ahmed shares updates on his social media page whenever he meets with foreign politicians.  

His visit to Ethiopia came a day after his visit to Sudan whose Military forces have made incursions into Ethiopian territory — in some places up to 50 kilometers deep inside Ethiopia. 

During his stay in Khartoum, he met with General Abdual Fetah Al-Burhan.  He tweeted :  ” Today I met Chairman of the Sovereign Council Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan to discuss progress in delivering key reforms including economic reform, the democratic transition & cooperation with the ICC. The UK stands steadfast in our support for the Sudanese people on this journey”.

The United Kingdom is known to be a key partner of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and there are speculations among politicized Ethiopians that the diplomatic campaign is aimed at resuscitating  what is left of TPLF  — a force that mobilized  at least 250,000 special forces and militia against the Ethiopian Defense Force. 

In November 2020, Ethiopia expelled a British journalist who also worked for the Crisis Group, William Davison, in connection with the military campaign in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  Most Ethiopian activists on social media tend to link Mr. Davison with TPLF. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. QUOTE: “Most Ethiopian activists on social media tend to link Mr. Davison with TPLF” UNQUOTE

    “tend to link” !?!? Com-on! !!! Let us not kid ourselves, PLEASE.

    NO COLONIAL FORCE ever supported the underdeveloped countries for the sake of the victim undeveloped Black African Nations. NEVER, NEVER

    The colonial forces are in AFRICA for their own agenda. And the means of doing it is to APPEAR to be “A FRIEND” of ONE and AGAINST the OTHER. And if necessary, the policy can be reversed by many slick maneuverings.

    And AFRICA remains permanent victim for ever and ever and ever — resulting that the AFRICAN HONEST, INNOCENT, PEOPLE remaining “UNDERDEVELOPED” under the guarantors of indigenous self-appointed DICTATORS.

    And what will be the reaction of African Intellectuals, with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from Western Institutions?!?!? NOTHING, except taking care of their individual – self for their own benefit and glorification. The foreign marauders knew the character of the African Intellectuals so well that it is not something for them to worry about. And if absolutely necessary, it is just a token of gesture to squash the problem. And so ……………………………….

    CRY, MY BELOVED AFRICA (*) Alan Paton.
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    Footnote
    (*) The original word is “country” but it applies to ALL other African Countries.

  2. The United Kingdom is known to be a key partner of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and there are speculations among politicized Ethiopians that the diplomatic campaign is aimed at resuscitating what is left of TPLF — a force that mobilized at least 250,000 special forces and militia against the Ethiopian Defense Force.

    continue to accuse everyone, UN, IGAD, USA, UK , Reuters, all countries who are ready to help the displaced people of Tigray, center of ethiopian history. Without Tigray you are people with zero history except accounts of rape, murder, torture, theft and lies without end.

    • This is a heartbreaking breaking news. according to Credible sources , PM Abiy is shot at his hand and a surgical operation will be needed.

      All of you who share this conspiracy against our leader , join us in upcoming demonstration in DC. We lost massive land to Sudan and to Tigray this week.Eritrea and Somalian are friends in need .We will build a great amhara state , rich and fertile land . According to prophets of amhara origin, All nations and countries will keep their eyes fixed on amhara state and will flee towards our land.

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