Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs Urges the US to realize sanctions’ colossal socio economic damage

• Lauds all who backs Ethiopia’s cause


ADDIS ABABA – The U.S. Administration and legislative bodies should realize the colossal socio-economic damage that their various sanctions and other measures can cause on vulnerable nations, citizens, and economies including Ethiopia.

In his article published in The today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen said, “We regret certain hasty decisions of the US Administration in penalizing Ethiopia for not bowing down to pressure.”

Meanwhile, Ethiopia also strongly and unequivocally urges the United Nations to reinvent itself with regard to its stance on the current Ethiopian conflict, he added.

He further stated that the people of Ethiopia are emerging victorious in a just war against those forces that wanted its dissolution. Ethiopia is now ready to move towards resettlement of internally displaced people, rehabilitating, reconstructing and restoring  basic infrastructure and services to its citizens.

He said many have welcomed the Ethiopian government’s decision not to continue perusing active military enforcement against the TPLF in the Tigray state, it opens a window of opportunity to consider other options of resolution that exists without recourse to war. “The ball is fully now in the courts of the TPLF,” he indicated.

He also indicated that the war of survival and restoration of order in northern Ethiopia has galvanized the unity of the country more today than ever before.

Ethiopia owes enormous and deep gratitude of debt to those friendly countries both from Africa and elsewhere in the world- for their unflinching support to our struggle for survival. It is also heart-warming to see people from all corners of the world joining the global #NoMore movement in support of Ethiopia, Demeke explained.

The January 1/2022

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