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Blinken holds discussion with TPLF

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Demeke Mekonen, Ethiopia’s foreign affairs minister, sees off Blinken at Bole Airport (Photo : MFAE)

By Haile-Gebriel Endashaw
Staff reporter

ADDIS ABABA –  United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said in a statement he gave yesterday that he met and held discussion with TPLF (Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front) leadership in Addis Ababa.

The Weekly Amharic, Reporter said on Wednesday, 15 March 2023, quoting Antony Blinken in the statement he gave at Addis Ababa University that he had met and held discussion with the leadership of TPLF in Addis Ababa.

Reporter unspecified anything subjects that were discussed during the meeting between the Secretary of State and TPLF leaders.

Antony Blinken said that he acknowledged the peace agreement that was signed between the Federal Government of Ethiopia and TPLF to resolve the bloody conflict occurred in North Ethiopia.

He also said that the Eritrean Force, which he said was involved in the recent war in Ethiopia, has been pulling out of the area.

Furthermore, he added that America would provide the necessary support for the ongoing initiatives of Transitional Justice and National Consensus.

If the agreement, which was signed between the two sides, shows progress, there would be a chance for the business opportunity of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to be reinstated in Ethiopia, according to the US Secretary of State. 

AGOA was signed into law in May 2000 as Public Law 106. It offers special access to its market to Sub-Saharan African beneficiary countries like Ethiopia, but also provides a framework for other US support to, and engagement with, African countries. 

Sources indicate that Ethiopia was suspended from AGOA following the accusation filed by US in November 2020 against the Ethiopian Government of violating the AGOA Stature in connection with alleged  human rights violation during the war in Northern part of Ethiopia.

Meanwhile Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has met the Ethiopian Foreign Minister and held discussion on repairing relations following the friction over the two-year war in northern part of Ethiopia.

Edited by Dimetros Birku 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Amhara’s political parties are fully infested with those harboring a deep-seated hatred for non-Amhara ethnic groups and with full-time pilferers who emptied the nation’s coffers. Any time soon, they will still always dip their sticky, stinky fingers into the alms boxes available in each church, without which they cannot buy their bows and arrows. We all know how much has been pilfered from that nation’s coffers ever since the war started in Oromia and Tigray. It was to the tune of billions. If you just watch and throw your tiny ball of an eye, you may spot these bad guys. It sounds like you’re having wilies about mentioning the names of those caught red-handed. Let me help you out, Obbo Temesgen Tiruneh, Demeke Mekonen, and all Amhara elites within the prosperity party! Stealing is second nature to these hoodlums.

    Eritreans out of Ethiopia, living costs in Ethiopia are skyrocketing ever since these holigans set their scruffy, blood-stained feet in Ethiopian soil. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is now hijacked by the Fanos and alleged Mahibrekidusan political parties, which are disseminating irreligious notions and giving rise to hooliganism and robbery in the church.
    This organization must be disbanded any time soon before it is too late and causes chaos in the name of religion and evangelism.

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