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U.S. Ambassador held discussion with Ethiopian Defense Chief of Staff, Berhanu Jula

Ervin Massinga US Ambassador Ethiopia
US Embassy in Addis Ababa (Photo : file)

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The United States’ Embassy in Addis Ababa announced on Monday that Ervin Massinga, United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, met with Ethiopian Defense Force Chief of Staff, Field Marshal Berhanu Jula in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The discussion covered partnerships between the two countries, the internal security crisis in Ethiopia, and the importance of the political process in addressing internal security challenges.

The embassy tweeted:

“Today, United States Ambassador to Ethiopia Ervin Massinga and Ethiopian National Defense Force Chief of Staff, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula discussed how to strengthen their continued partnership and the importance of political processes and dialogue to address Ethiopia’s internal security challenges.”

Abiy Ahmed’s administration has been waging a devastating war in the Amhara region for over five months now. His government started the war in the region soon after ending a devastating two-year war against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which claimed an estimated one million lives in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions. The conflict in the Amhara region has seen the extensive use of drone strikes and heavy artillery, as reported by local sources and confirmed by various human rights organizations, including government-funded ones.

Externally, Ethiopia’s relations with its neighbors are becoming increasingly fragile after Abiy Ahmed’s claim over the Red Sea by any means, which has raised concerns among states like Eritrea and Somalia. There is speculation that Abiy Ahmed’s government may have been emboldened by covert encouragement from countries like the United States, given the regime change agenda in Eritrea.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I hope the Honorable Ambassador was blunt to the top brass official about these stupid wars that has engulfed the two largest regions in that country. What we see now is muscle toting body building show without the Mr. Universe pageant. Such military hardware and manpower show(theatrics) has been going since 1974. It is/was intended to warn potential foreign invaders only but to use it a scarecrow on the citizens themselves. Mengistu used to test new military hardware on Eritreans in the 1970 and 80’s now drones are the new deadly toys raining bombs on innocent citizens of that country. I did not make this up. EHRC itself has reported about it just a few days. Somebody has to hold the leaders of all warring factions by the ear and bring them to the dialogue table. Somebody needs to be blunt telling some of these government officials telling them to refrain from moving their jaws spewing around infuriating remarks about other ethnic groups. At the same time others who took themselves to the bushes pushing ethnic agendas need to be told that their sick agenda will remain unattainable fantasy just like those narrated by Scheherazade in her One Thousand and One Nights stories. Aladdin will not bring the lamp of the Republic of Amhara or the Republic of Oromia. The hell will freeze over and even then it ain’t gonna happen. Those of you here among us who have been fanning the flames of war by extolling ‘Fano’ this and ‘Bilisummaa’ that from your safe and comfy homes, shame on you! You are sending your children and grandchildren to schools, dancing, singing classes and games here but you urge and push the youth in Amhara and Oromia regions to go to the bushes. I wish you were not even born. But some day you will stand in front of Our Creator and answer for your satanic actions.

  2. A reminder to the General; summer 1997 the US govt one-sidedly repudiated and existing contract to supply the Ethiopian army with armaments, partially paid for, leading to the Siad Barre war machine, armed to the tooth by USA, to overrun the Ogaden.
    The outcome: Ethiopia had to look for support elsewhere in short notice, and got it from USSR and above all Cuba, who, in a gallant comradeship, sent a contingent many of whom sacrificed their lives to support a burgeoning revolution.
    Biden recently boasted “American leadership is what holds the world together. American alliances are what keep us, America, safe.” Watch your moves when exchanging with what is thoroughly an Empire of GREED and, now increasingly, Empire of CHAOS.

  3. A reminder to the General; summer 1977 the US govt one-sidedly repudiated and existing contract to supply the Ethiopian army with armaments, partially paid for, leading to the Siad Barre war machine, armed to the tooth by USA, to overrun the Ogaden.
    The outcome: Ethiopia had to look for support elsewhere in short notice, and got it from USSR and above all Cuba, who, in a gallant comradeship, sent a contingent many of whom sacrificed their lives to support a burgeoning revolution.
    Biden recently boasted “American leadership is what holds the world together. American alliances are what keep us, America, safe.” Watch your moves when exchanging with what is thoroughly Empire of GREED and, now increasingly, Empire of CHAOS.

  4. Disgraced Fraudulent and manipulative who has killed millions and imprisoned 100 thousands and starving 100 thousands of Amhara just because they are Amhara is the 21st century Fascist who ever grabbed power through manipulative schemes.
    Now every education, success, achievement and speeches he claimed to be his are all proven to be his and belong to otherpeople. .

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